Back to Basics on Cuba Policy
Marc Masferrer does just this in a post last week:
I know Americans are special — at least most of us like to think so — but why exactly do so many feel that the key to Cuban freedom is the right of Americans to freely travel to the island? After all, people from the rest of the world are free to visit Cuba and spend their money, and yet Cuba is still an economic and moral basket case.
Isn't the real problem with Cuba that Cubans are not allowed to travel freely from the island? Any politician, Democrat or Republican, who fails to recognize that, does not recognize, nor care, about what Cuba really needs.
Yes, Americans are special. We stand for freedom, and with those who share our faith in liberty and in their fellow man. If that means we are the only ones to stand up against the Castro dictatorship and with the freedom fighters in Cuba like Oscar Elias Biscet and Jorge Luis García Pérez "Antúnez," than at least we know we are on the right side.
We shouldn't be so quick to give up our high ground just so we can have more vacation options when Cubans still don't have the same, and so much more.