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  •  No, that doesn't explain it. (2+ / 0-)
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    We're allowed to travel anywhere else, including some extremely successful socialist countries (like Scandinavia) - just not Cuba.

    Personally I think there's an element of shame attached to it. Our government doesn't want Americans to see how the Cubans are forced to live because of their policy.

    The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

    by sidnora on Wed May 19, 2010 at 06:55:01 AM PDT

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    •  Maybe. But we have had little shame about so much (0+ / 0-)

      else that we've done that's worthy of shame. And, "how they're forced to live because of our policy" would fix itself very quickly if our policy changed, so that doesn't explain it well either. As to Scandinavia (or Viet Nam), those places are obviously much farther away and relatively expensive to visit (especially Scandinavia), so relatively few Americans go there compared to the number that might go to Cuba.

      Likely, it's some combination of all of these factors. Not to mention simple historical and political inertia. If we hadn't had the embargo forever, it's very unlikely we'd put one in place now.

      "But there is so much more to do." - Barack Obama, Nov. 4, 2008

      by flitedocnm on Wed May 19, 2010 at 09:23:11 AM PDT

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