The NY Times calls for lifting the Cuba embargo

It must be Friday the 13th because The NY Times wants to lift the embargo again:     "The Castro regime has not helped. For the last four years it has imprisoned Alan Gross, a State Department contractor, for distributing satellite phone equipment to Jewish organizations in Cuba. Mr. Castro should release Mr. Gross and the numerous other political prisoners. But at the same time, Mr. Obama should press Congress to end the embargo and overhaul policy toward Cuba." Yes, Cuba has not helped even after President Obama relaxed some travel and remittance restrictions.  So let's lift the embargo and get what?  Another editorial in four years that "....the Castro regime has not helped." I would be the first one to support lifting the embargo if it would improve the life of Cubans.  However, lifting the embargo today would simply send a life line to a regime "that has not helped" and continues to hold a US citizen for no reason at all. ...(Read Full Post)