Wednesday, October 31, 2007

What Blockade With Cuba

If there’s one clear example why the United Nation General Assembly is such a useless, pointless organization, it’s their annual vote condemning the United States’ economic blockade of Cuba. From Granma, Cuba’s commie rag:
The resolution passed today for the 16th consecutive time highlights the "Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States on Cuba."
The 16th time! So it has become tradition, not to mention absurd. No doubt they will vote for it again next year.

It’s a strange little game these two countries play: the United States insists on a blockade that they well know is ineffectual; while Cuba agrees to play the role of hapless victim, with the idiots in the U.N. General Assembly as their cheering section

What is little known, however, is that Cuba trades with the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cuba bought $328 million worth of agricultural products from the United States in 2006 alone.

Nevertheless, why does Cuba insist on trading with a country they’ve been continuously condemning for nearly fifty years? The United States is well within its rights as a sovereign nation to trade with whomever they want. Cuba, which constantly lectures the world about the inviolability of its sovereignty, should accept this reality, wrongheaded as it is.

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