Obama on Cuba

It looks like Obama’s claim to pursue a different kind of foreign policy has some substance to it. So far, he’s the only candidate to propose easing restrictions on travel to Cuba and remittances Cuban-Americans send to family members in Cuba. I’m too lazy to find the link, but awhile back, Matthew Yglesias made the point that when Democrats adopt policies designed to isolate Cuba, they’re doing public debate a real disservice. It would be very good to be able to stand up and say “we have evidence that avoiding contact with countries we dislike just doesn’t work–look at Cuba,” but you can’t do that if you’re pandering to voters in Florida.

Update: I found the Yglesias post, and it turns out that Chris Dodd, at least, has said much the same thing.


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