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Is it time for Cuba?

Will this new administration consider normalizing with Cuba?
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Does Cuba have oil?
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We're about 50 years overdue for normalized relations with that non-threatening island paradise
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But they're very threatening! They have universal health care, no crime, no catastrophic collapse of predatory capitalism, I could go on
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We have punished the people of Cuba long enough because their leadership didn't believe as we do. Fn Brill.

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Oh, and hot Cuban babes... figured I'd tilt the scales here...

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no President of either persuasion has done it before, why do you think it will be important now?

Perhaps if a distraction is needed???

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no President of either persuasion has done it before, why do you think it will be important now?

Perhaps if a distraction is needed???
We have a generational change starting to happen. The cold war bogie man is a relic of the past and since Bush and Rice simply allowed Russia to wander into Venezuela without a peep, the point is now moot.

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We have a generational change starting to happen. The cold war bogie man is a relic of the past and since Bush and Rice simply allowed Russia to wander into Venezuela without a peep, the point is now moot.
it may be nice if it were to happen, although I fear it may ruin an otherwise beatiful place and just turn it into a tourist hole.

It is one hell of a beautiful place now and while there are those who may argue the standard of living would rise (and it may well) there is a pretty solid standard of living there now, granted, not right up there with the rest of the Western world but pretty equal for most nonetheless...

(caveat - it has been about six years since I was last there, things change)

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