As we all know, King Putt has decided to normalize relations with Cuba without any concessions. Now Raul Castro is demanding reparations and the the return of Guantanamo Bay Navy Base.
Wow, what a deal! What cojones!
Let’s sum this up… the rest of the world has traded with Cuba while the USA has not.
That reality hasn’t affected Cuba’s economy one iota but is totally lost on the left because we are an evil capitalist imperialist country… blah, blah, blah. Assholes!
Cuba’s situation is definitely the result of the Castro brothers iron fisted communist grip on the country and not because the USA hasn’t traded with them. For the record, over the last 60 years we have always shipped food to them (at discount prices). That has never changed in 60 years.
It could be argued that a normalized relationship with Cuba would hasten the plight of the Cuban people. I submit it would not. Western influence has always been available to Cuba. It’s the Castro regime that is the problem. Best to wait until both Fidel and Raul assume room temperature which can’t be far off given their advanced age.
My prediction: King Putt writes him a check (via the State Department to circumvent Congress) without concessions and begins talking about returning Guantanamo. In the leftist minds this will be a twofer since the evil prison will be closed and sucking up to commie countries is prerequisite to the left.
In the meantime, the Russians or the Chinese will be happy to move right in and pay Cuba big bucks in rent for the fabulous infrastructure the the USA has spent billions building.
Hey Congress… hows about growing some balls the size of Raul’s?