Obama’s Ill-Timed Cuban Adventure

As he prepares for his historic visit to communist Cuba in March, one imagines that Barack Obama sees himself as Ronald Reagan strolling through Red Square or Richard Nixon atop the Great Wall of China. There might be a kernel of legitimacy to those comparisons. Surely, the president considers himself a historic figure, and he correctly views his successful pursuit of a thaw in relations with Cuba as a historic achievement. So why shouldn’t he have a historic moment to demonstrate the significance of it all? That’s all fine and good, but beyond a presidential victory lap in Havana, how will the United States benefit from Obama’s near unilateral overtures to the Castros?

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Obama’s Ill-Timed Cuban Adventure

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