Sunday, April 19, 2015

200.1 - Good News: a step toward normalizing relations with Cuba

Good News: a step toward normalizing relations with Cuba

Last week I said that to celebrate the 200th episode of Left Side of the Aisle, that for this one week the world would be a happy place.

Unfortunately, I have to pretty much break that promise because there wasn't a lot of good news to be found this week.

About the only Good News I found was that Barack Obama has given Congress the required 45-day notice of an intention to remove Cuba from the US's list of state sponsors of terrorism. (I had intended to add "a list which curiously enough we ourselves are not" on until I remembered that, unlike those other evil nations, we don't subcontract our terrorism.)

Getting back to Cuba, it has been designated a state sponsor of terrorism since 1982, but the US stopped actively accusing Cuba of supporting terrorism some time ago.

This is all part of an effort to normalize relations between the US and Cuba, something that is long overdue and which marks Obama's decision to do that as good news

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