Wednesday, December 17, 2014

U.S. to Send Ambassador to Cuba

An ancient saying: the enemy of my enemy is my friend. The obvious corollary: any friend of my enemy is also my enemy.

President Obama has rarely met an enemy dictator he didn't love, or a U.S. ally he didn't hate. The above corollary suggests he be viewed as an enemy of the U.S., a view widely held.

Today we learn he is reestablishing diplomatic relations with Communist Cuba, our biggest antagonist in the Western Hemisphere. See a Reuters story via Yahoo News for details.

On the bright side, cruise ships will probably now make Havana a port of call. I hear Havana's faded glory resembles Prague immediately after the Iron Curtain came down in '91. Seeing all the old U.S. cars still running there will be fun.