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Cuba's revival could be nearPosted Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at 9:26 AM
Fidel Castro's fading away.
Is this the time for Bombastic Bush -- oops, I mean President Bush -- to blast Cuba into submission so the Republicans can ride military victory to electoral victory in November?
Do we even have enough forces around America to handle Cuba at this point, or are too many tied down too much in the Middle East?
Or should we just sit back and let time and an emerging new generation of Cubans, as seen in Tuesday's network newscasts, take over and implement democracy with subtle help from the U.S.?
Money talks. Cuba is a prime tourist destination for Canadians, which don't face the same restrictions as U.S. citizens. And more dollars could mean a better way of life for Cubans if oppressive leadership gets an attitude adjustment. Suppose things could be changed enough so U.S. citizens could return?
And it looks like 'lil brother Raul isn't as hardline as his brother.
I could almost see something like Russia in '89 and '90 eventually occurring -- where the majority of common folks have guts enough to take on an established Communist regime and those leaders back down. At the same time
Regardless, I'm one of those who feels the U.S. needs to step in some way -- not neccessily with guns and ammo -- at a time when Cuba may be vulnerable to change. A country so close to our borders should be aligned with us.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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