I mean who in their right mind would say something this beneficial to the Cuban regime without getting a little sumthin’-sumthin’ on the side? From today’s Politico article on how everyone in the universe agrees the US Embargo on Cuba is a failure:
Still, said Jaime Suchlicki, a Cuban émigré who is the director of the Cuba Transition Project at the University of Miami, “do you give away a policy that has been in place for 50 years, whether you think it’s right or wrong, good or bad, effective or not — for nothing? Without a quid pro quo from Cuba?”
Um, yes, Jaime. If it’s a useless pile of shit, you scrap it. Or you fix it. You can even ask the guy on the other side to help you. What you don’t do is keep it in the backyard, rotting away and stinking up any legitimate attempt at trying to resolve the long-standing and pointless conflict between the U.S. and Cuba. By maintaining the Embargo, we only help those who most benefit from it’s existence, namely the octogenarians struggling to hold on to power in Cuba, and the octogenarians struggling to stay relevant in Miami…aha!