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Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Correction: World to U.S.: "In your face!"

Two items below this one, I titled a post about the latest U.N. vote condemning the U.S. blockade of Cuba as "World to Bush: 'In your face!'" The reference to Bush was to the fact that just days before, Bush had made a plea to the world to join him in intensifying pressure on Cuba; the world answered yesterday.

But in looking at that today, I realized how that headline could be misread, and so I need to remind readers (on the off-chance that they need reminding) that the U.S. blockade of Cuba has gone on for decades under both Democrats and Republicans, and that all the leading Democratic candidates for President not only endorse the blockade, but, with minor exceptions, endorse the intensification of the blockade that has occurred in the last few years under Bush (the minor exception being Obama, who wants to make it easier for Cuban-Americans, but not other Americans, to go to Cuba).

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