Originally Posted by polishshooter
Lighten up, Maine!
..... but the EMBARGO was the worst thing we could have come up with....
The REASON those tractors are rusting in the fields AND 1952 Chevys are considered "Late Model" trucks long after the fall of the Soviet Union is BECAUSE they didn't learn to "embrace capitalism."
Even the SOVIETS learned they couldn't make better Coca Cola, Levis, OR Deep Drill Oil Bits they got from Dresser Clark Industries, so had to BUY them...
Cuban Cigars would NOT have declined in quality if the millions of US $ would have been spent in Cuba on their cigars over the years....and the Cuban people WOULD have been better off for it....and the Castro's would be a FOOTNOTE of history by now....
Capitalism is POWER.
Obama doesn't get it.
Initally we "the USA" did not want dollars to go to the brutal Castro regime....but 40-50 years later it's just kind of a pissing contest now. Other countries are investing in Cuba and their beautiful climate and beaches.
I believed later we could have toppled Castro with a massive dose of VD...or maybe better yet CAPITALIST fever! Drench the people with that power and see how long Fidel would last.
Actually Castro was never really into the Commie thing, especially when his USSR buddies went away, Cuba was ripe right then!