CUBA – Foreign Policy Litmus Test

The United States is still fighting the Cold War. The new “enemies” are Muslim terrorists – but to many, they’re just commies with turbans. America still wants to have a military “presence” in all regions of the world. Most of this policy is to protect our own economic interests (“How did OUR oil get under THEIR sand?”.)  But some of it is that old-time Red Scare jingle. Like Cuba.

In 1960, Cuba nationalized the properties of US citizens and companies. America responded by putting up a commercial, economic, and financial embargo.  We’ve kept the blockade going now for over 50-years.  And it will continue, according to Congress, so long as Cuba refuses to move toward “democratization and greater respect for human rights.”

What horseshit.

Countries like China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia aren’t exactly champions of freedom either but we need them for our economy.  It’s OK if Hilly shakes her fist at the deplorable human rights in China.  They really don’t care what she says – and we get to go on record as being pro-democracy.  But would we even think of taking action against China?  Oh, please . . . they could fight back.

America is a great nation.  It would be even better if it minded its own business and used weapons only for defense and not for political statements. And if those damn Cubans start attacking the US swinging sugarcane stalks, I’m sure the Cuban Americans in Miami can take care of them.

4 Responses to “CUBA – Foreign Policy Litmus Test”

  1. Bill says:

    I agree with your sentiments, but as long as the Cubans in Florida can decide presidential elections the U.S. will adhere to its current policy.

    Cubans, Jews, and the elderly all vote in large numbers and have disproportionate power in our political system. What I don’t understand is the failure of other groups to recognize the power of the ballot.

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