Thursday, April 21, 2011

One more missed opportunity by Barack Obama

"Sadly, the Obama administration is once again giving more thought to Cuban voters in the critically important state of Florida than to future generations of Cubans seeking to emulate our system of economics."

That was the key point at the end of a good article titled Will The US Be Last in Line in Building a New Cuba?

It is indeed very sad. Here we have an African-American occupying the White House who promised us 'change you can believe in'. Instead he has continued the Cuba embargo/blockade and offered us timid measures. He has even refused to permit Irish American musicians to attend the Celtic Festival in Cuba. The guy is totally fanatical and unworthy of anyone's trust.

Perhaps it will take a Republican administration to have truly pragmatic and friendly relations with Cuba. It was a Republican president who instituted visionary policies toward the People's Republic of China. Barack Obama is not up to the job. He is more interested in the votes of the South Florida right wingers than having the correct policy toward our Caribbean neighbor.

I dare to predict that Barack Obama will lose Florida in 2012, or like we Cuban's are fond of saying: "le salió el tiro por la culata." (it backfired on him.)

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