A new day in US/ Cuba relations

I think there is the possibility of a thaw in US/Cuban relations.  I’m sure that the GOP is up in arms over Obama shaking hands with Chavez.  :smile:  I think that Obama is making strides with Russia and Europe.  Iran and N. Korea will be a challenge methinks.

[quote]PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (CNN) – President Obama said Friday he is seeking “a new beginning” in U.S. relations with Cuba.

Before addressing the representatives of 34 countries at the Summit of the Americas, Obama and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez saw each other and shook hands.

“Every one of our nations has a right to follow its own path,” Obama told the assembly. "But we all have a responsibility to see that the people of the Americas have the ability to pursue their own dreams in democratic societies.

“Toward that end, the United States seeks a new beginning with Cuba.”[/quote]

A New Day

Ah it’s just a big meet and greet book show eh…

“I thought it was one of Chavez’s books,” he joked later. “I was going to give him one of mine.”


Agreed.  At least he exchanged a few pleasantries with Chavez.  Heh, if McCain encountered him he might have deployed geriatric commando moves on him…j/k. :smiley:

I have to laugh at and love the skit that they do on This hour has 22 minutes where they interview Castro’s brother and he is using Fidel’s dead body as a hand puppet to answer interview questions.