The hopes and prayers of Cubans yearning for freedom have been dashed. I am old enough to recall the joy and gratitude of Eastern Europeans freed from the Soviet yoke by President Reagan’s Cold War victory. The Cuban people will experience no such liberty, and Cuba’s communists have been given a new source of desperately needed foreign exchange and international legitimacy.
President Obama has gotten no concessions from Cuba in return for giving them what they most fondly desire and desperately need. One can only conclude that he didn’t want any.