I love America. And I’m a fan of Obama.
He’s in his last 8 months and he’s working seriously on his legacy.
Cuba’s been on the naughty step for 55 years. It’s cost them a trillion dollars. America hasn’t always been behaved brilliantly towards her neighbour. In fact, the relationship has been soured by all sorts of hiccups – Russian nukes, Guantanamo Bay, the Bay of Pigs fiasco (when American-trained Cuban exiles tried to overthrow Fidel Castro’s government), lots of finger wagging, and the embargo.
But this week Obama was man enough to accept that this hasn’t worked and that the time has come for US policy on Cuba to change. “A policy of isolation designed for the Cold War makes little sense in the 21st Century.”