Cuba Has Weapons of Mass Destruction!
We don’t have time to argue about this. We must bring about a regime change in Cuba! Every moment we dither is another moment for Fidel Castro to build up his deadly arsenal. He could wreak total destruction in the Western Hemisphere if we don’t ACT NOW!!
But don’t worry, it’ll be a cakewalk. Our soldiers will be greeted as liberators. They’ll be showered with cigars and mojitos by throngs of grateful Cubans.
Seriously though, the discovery of oil in Cuba might change a few things. The U.S. has had a trade embargo against Cuba since 1961. That’s 45 years! The purpose of the embargo was to topple Fidel Castro. NEWSFLASH — It’s not working. He’s still there.
The embargo has mostly hurt Cuban citizens, whom our government (supposedly) doesn’t have any quarrel with. And any American who travels to Cuba is facing a prison sentence and a huge fine if Big Brother catches them.
However, the embargo hasn’t stopped Cuba from having a much higher literacy rate than the United States. Go figure.
Money talks. Oil companies from China, India, Norway, Spain, Canada, Venezuela and Brazil are interested in Cuba’s oil.
At this point, continuing the trade embargo can only hurt the United States. (Ergo, anyone who wants to continue the Cuban embargo Hates America!)
The founder of the U.S.-Cuba Trade Association says “Our choice is: Are we going to let those other countries take that oil? Or are we going to look at our strategic interests and recognize that very close to our shores is a substantial quantity of oil that is going to be exploited?”
If you’re still gung ho about the Cold War, afraid there’s a Communist under every bed, etc., AND you want lower oil prices — you’re in kind of an awkward position right now.