Sunday, March 9, 2008

George Will on Cuba

On today's opinion page was a piece by George Will on Cuba, and on the continuing embargo in particular.

Cuba is a sad, threadbare geopolitical irrelevancy. Far from threatening Castro’s regime, the embargo has enabled Castro to exploit Cubans’ debilitating mentality of taking comfort from victimhood — the habit, more than a century old, of blaming problems on others, first on Spain and then on the United States.
Interesting timing, considering that the same was a topic of conversation at the bar at Plate on Friday night. What I'm really hoping is that sometime soon Phil, who recently visited Havana, will weigh in with the perspective of someone who's had "boots on the ground" since the "regime change." If we can call it that.