The two are quoted here in the National Interest “It is about the appeasement of autocratic dictators, thugs, and adversaries, diminishing America’s influence in the world. Is it any wonder that under President Obama’s watch our enemies are emboldened and our friends demoralized?”
Exactly which enemies and friends are the senators referring to? Saudi Arabia and Qatar? Friends or radical Muslim enemies. NI quotes the Cato Institute’s Doug Bandow It (Cuba) is “a poor country with little ability to harm the United States,” in Bandow’s words’ and “its survival has no measurable impact on any important U.S. interest.”
Debbie and I, for almost twenty-five years, have lived in “north Cuba” in Key West, just ninety miles from Cuba. Our sub tropical island is heavily Cuban influenced and we have over the years gotten to know many of the local Cuban residents. They just couldn’t be nicer people. I doubt most of the Cuban locals hold the Castro crowd in very high esteem, nor do Debbie and I. But what possible good can come from maintaining a decades long program of hostility against a neighbor that is literally at our doorstep and poses America virtually zero risk?
For my money, the incessant war whooping of McCain & Graham poses a lot more risk to America than does Cuba.