The Cuban Embargo

Let me be frank (pun fully intended): I have often been ambivalent about the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

On the one hand, of course, anything we can do to hurt Castro is great, no matter how small. On the other hand, the embargo has been in place for so many years–and so has, unfortunately, Castro–so why not try something new.

But as soon as I admittedly “flip” towards dropping the embargo, along comes news like this:

Since Democrats took control of Congress last month, a raft of legislation has been introduced that would weaken or eliminate restrictions on trade, visitation and communications between the United States and Cuba’s 11 million people.

Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but… weren’t the Democrats and their ilk the very same ones who demanded we isolate South Africa completely during apartheid? But now they say we should seek “dialogue” with Castro?

Here’s a memo to you: there is NO dialogue as long as Castro is around. It’s his way or it’s his way, there is NO highway when it comes to Castro. When are you Dems going to get this?