Wednesday, November 07, 2007

End the embargo of Cuba

By Libby

The Miami Herald has an editorial today making a good case for dropping the US embargo, that has long outlived any sensible or even symbolic purpose, against Cuba. I've always thought it punished the people of the island more than it harmed their government anyway and what better way to foster a move away from totalitarianism than to lead by exposing the population to the fruits of an open society?

And then there's the practical aspects. As Steve Clemmons points out, "Last I looked 184 nations voted at the UN against the embargo -- and are taking advantage of America's absence in Cuba's economic life."

Really I can't think of one good reason to hold onto to this decades old grudge a moment longer.

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