Obama Headed for Cuba
Since the Bay of Pigs disaster in 1960, the U.S. has had a very bad relationship with Cuba. The Russion government sought to install rockets into Cuba pointed at America, an incident that very nearly started World War III, and Fidel Castro and his cadre of communist tyrants turned the island into an armed, miserable prison for its people.
Poverty and suppression were everywhere, and countless thousands lost their lives trying to escape to the United States by small boats and with other desperate means. The Cubans who did arrive to our shores have been the most dedicated and loyal citizens of this country to ever reach her shores, and they fully supported the embargo against their homeland as a means to bring down the regime. That embargo lasted for sixty five years, and although there were political squabbles about how long it should be sustained,
Obama decided on his own, with virtually no consideration of the Cuban people here in the U.S. or the history of the conflict, to simply end the policy at his whim. And now he is going one step further.
President Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president in almost 90 years to visit Cuba when he and first lady Michelle Obama travel there next month.
The White House Thursday confirmed the visit, which is scheduled for March 21-22. Calvin Coolidge, in 1928, was the last sitting president to visit Cuba.
“In Cuba, the President will work to build on the progress we have made toward normalization of relations with Cuba – advancing commercial and people-to-people ties that can improve the well-being of the Cuban people, and expressing our support for human rights,” press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement disclosing the trip.
Obama’s visit will also include a bilateral meeting with Raul Castro, the president of Cubawho came into power in 2008. Obama moved to re-establish diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S. in December 2014.The Obama administration has called the U.S. government’s decades-long embargo policy as “a failed approach.” Rather than “empowering Cubans to build an open and democratic country,” the White House believes the U.S. has further isolated itself from the country.
It is amazing that Obama is willing to act without the consent or agreement of the American people simply because he deems it to his liking. He once again is acting more like a prince than an elected representative of the people. Perhaps he will find Cuba to his liking and decide to stay awhile. That would be to good to be true, and besides, there is already an emperor there in the person of Raul Castro, brother of Fidel, and Obama prefers to be the only oligarch in town.