Cuba and the EU restore ties

This will make next week’s vote at the U.N. General Assembly, condemning the U.S. policy of embargo and the extraterritorial sanctions embodied in the Helms-Burton Act, even more lonely for the United States. It is quite a prominent dismissal of American interests, something the Europeans do only with considerable deliberation and cause.

Perhaps they assume President Obama will eventually do the same.

It is (way past) time to end the embargo on Cuba.


  1. Just another indicator of the corruption and incompetence of republican political theory.

  2. David Rieff wrote for the NYT a few months ago that the Cuban exile community is changing as the first-generation refugees die out. THere’s even some chance that the vile Diaz-Balart brothers may be voted out by more rational Cuban-American challengers (who happen to be Democrats). One might think that 50 years of a policy that has shown absolutely no success whatsoever might be reconsidered, but then that would be sanity, no?

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