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  • This is distressing, but not particularly surprising. It brings me back to a dilemma faced by all Americans, but one that few will admit.

    Why do we have an embargo against Cuba? Ostensibly, it's because of human rights abuses (this, from the country that, amongst other thing, is one of only two countries that won't ratify the international treating guaranteeing the rights of children []) and a failure to adopt democracy. This begs the question "why don't we have embargoes against China?"

    A lot of people (i

      • Why do we have an embargo against Cuba?

      One reason and one reason only. Cuba nationalized all industry, which US interests held a considerable stake, in 1959.

      The US has made and continues to make a long object lesson out of a country so close that dares to ignore sacred property rights.

      The fear was that if the US didn't hold out against this, that other nations would follow suit and make the world, or at least this hemisphere, unsafe for International ownership.

      • Personally, I support the right of a pe
    • and the brother of the President isn't governor of a state that's strongly affected by the politics

      While one could make a case that George Bush should now consider lifting the embargo and isn't because of this kind of influence, one should also bear in mind that Bush did not establish the embargo in the first place.

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers