The pests are at it again: defending the indefensible, the Cuba embargo. Even though it has a very short quote from an opponent of the embargo, (the Cubans are right in calling it a blockade), it is unmistakably a defense of that failed policy.
Why is it that the crowd from the Miami Herald is so myopic? The embargo has been in place for over 40 years. It has been a failure. It is routinely condemned at the General Assembly of the United Nations (184-4 last year.) The only thing it has accomplished is to unite Cuban nationalists inside and outside the island.
The United States would like to return to the good old days of Fulgencio Batista, when that proxy for the American imperialists ruled the island. Politicians run to Miami every four years and say “Vote for me, I am Castro’s worst nightmare.” The people down there are finally beginning to realize that nothing much is going to change.
To me, three things are unmistakably clear: one, the Cuban people will continue to defend their national sovereignty and independence; they will not kneel before Bush or any of his successors. Two, the island inhabitants will make changes (within their Socialist society) to institute improvements in their system, but it will be a slow process. Three, the American government has no right to stick its nose inside the island. A nosy neighbor is not a welcome neighbor.