[Marxism] Cubans see hope for change in Obama

Marvin Gandall marvgandall at videotron.ca
Sun Jun 15 18:20:29 MDT 2008

Eli writes:

The fact that Cubans see more hope for change in Obama than in McCain is
surprising. But the Reuters reporter really needs to do a better job with
truth than this:

"His vows to ease the 46-year-old U.S. trade embargo against Cuba..."

For (probably not) the last time: OBAMA HAS NOT VOWED ANY SUCH THING!!!
he has vowed exactly the opposite - to CONTINUE the "embargo" (blockade)
the Cubans "change" in ways to our (his) liking.
So, to be clear, your position is as follows:

1. That the Cuban leadership and people are misguided in placing more hope
in Obama than in McCain.

2. That they have no interest in the differences between the positions of
Obama and McCain on a) negotiating "without preconditions"; b) current
restrictions on family visits; and c) current restrictions on remittances.

3. That the possibility of lifting the embargo is no greater with an
adversary who publicly declares his readiness to negotiate the issue than
with one who defends the current policy of no negotiation short of regime

I appreciate you don't see any real possibility of an opening here, but can
you see why the Cubans might?

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