Saturday, August 27, 2011

End the Cuba Embargo

The Ledger

Published: Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 12:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 12:01 a.m.

The Obama administration's recent decision to give $20 million of taxpayer money to organizations that tell us that they are going to bring "democracy" to Cuba is a total waste of resources and time. We know that — as usual — that money will probably end up in the pockets of the Miami anti-Castro right-wing extremists. Since this huge taxpayer money giveaway started many years ago, more than $150 million have gone down that rat hole.

Although President Barack Obama has enacted some timid and weak reforms in our Cuba policies, the fact of the matter is that, like George W. Bush, Barack Obama continues to support a failed economic embargo against the Caribbean nation. Last October, the United Nations General Assembly condemned it by an overwhelming vote of 187-2. All our NATO allies voted against the United States. Only Israel supported the U.S.

It is time to put an end to the Cuba embargo.

JORGE R. GONZALEZ

Winter Haven

2 comments:

Jimmy said...

I just finished watching a 3 part episode called "Cuba: An Island Apart" on Wealth TV. Surprisingly, at the end of it before the credits, Wealth TV put up an announcement saying that Wealth TV is in support of lifting the embargo. The programs were interesting enough, but there really wasn't much new there. They did seem to take a more rational view of the situation.

Cuba Journal said...

Good to hear that. Those who support the embargo are still stuck in the cold war era.

I am greatly disappointed in Barack Obama as he continues to support this policy failure. He is a flip-flopper on this issue.