I checked downstairs in the box, and the university said I had read enough
History and written of it well enough to please them.
I suppose you know about 1898, though, of course, it has nothing to with why
the embargo - the original question.
You may disagree with the policy all you want, but the points you were
trying to score - as opposed to getting an answer as to why the embargo -
show a too common tendency to blame the US for everything wrong with the
world. If we "supported" one dictator, we should support the next? Even
if he's the vocal and sworn enemy of the country you love? Sorry, save
your breath for another cause. As long as Castro's there, he'll use the
embargo (hell, if he knew it would work so well against his enemy, he'd have
created one if it didn't exist) to influence folks like you into thinking
he's anything but what he really is - pleased to isolate his nation from a
world where people can dissent, lest they pick up the habit. He's already
seen what glasnost' brings.
You know, of course, that those living there don't have the privilege of
dissent, which, BTW, is one of the reasons, getting back to topic before you
slide away again, for the embargo.
Ah, so now pointing out seeming inconsistencies regarding a specific
policy equates to blaming the U.S. for everything wrong with the world?
You say that the embargo has worked against the U.S., Castro would
even go so far as to create one himself, it helps to keep the Cuban
people under his thumb, yet you think those are reasons for keeping the
sanctions in place?
Yes, the Cuban people don't have the right to dissent, and neither
do the Chinese. Yet we have re-evaluated our stance towards China. You
previously stated that our "principles" prevent us from re-considering
our embargo against Cuba, but those same principles don't seem to apply
with China. Why is that?
As for me "sliding away" from the issue of the embargo, you may have
missed the part that you snipped where I said:
> I'm trying to look at it rationally, and see what
> purpose our continued sanctions serve. Also, I'm trying to evaluate
> it versus our policies towards other communist nations.
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