Tuesday, October 29, 2013

End The Embargo of Cuba

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to condemn the U.S. commercial, economic and financial embargo against Cuba for the 22nd year in a row. The symbolic vote Tuesday was 188-2, with three abstentions. The United States and Israel voted against it. General Assembly resolutions are unenforceable. The embargo was enacted in 1960 following Cuba's nationalization of properties belonging to U.S. citizens and corporations. Sanctions were strengthened to a near-total embargo in 1962.

It's a despicable, bullying legacy of the Cold War. It makes no sense, and has a tremendous cost both in human terms and financial. But even more, it is antithetical to our professed position as "leader of the free world". 

Typos courtesy of my iPhone

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