Cuba news activates werewolf moon watchers

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Steve Marquardt

Dec 18, 2014, 9:45:25 AM12/18/14
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Watching all the commentary about yesterday's announcement, I am reminded of this classic quotation:

Wayne S. Smith, a former US diplomat who later was professor at Johns Hopkins University, wrote some time ago in his Portrait of Cuba, "Cuba seems to have the same effect upon American administrations that the full moon used to have on werewolves."

Well, maybe not the Obama administration, as shown by very recent news, but certainly in some corners of Congress.

Republicans do have a point about their hard line on Cuba: during the recent half century of near total isolation, Cuba not invaded the USA.

That "isolation" did not keep Cuba from trading with dozens of nations around the globe, nor from welcoming tourists from Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan, Australia, etc., etc.

Steve Marquardt
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Mar 16, 2015, 10:48:47 PM3/16/15
Steve Marquardt, or Bob Kent.... have tickets to Cuba yet?
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