Why is the U.S. pressing Cuba to Establish Diplomatic Relations?

According to news reports, the U.S. is saying "pretty please" and Cuba is saying "not yet": "The United States is pressing Cuba to allow the opening of its embassy in Havana by April, U.S. officials told Reuters, despite the Communist island's demand that it first be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism." Is it any wonder that Cuba keeps asking and asking? Wouldn't you be asking too if you were sitting from someone across the table desperate to make a deal with you?   Cuba's list of demands include returning the GITMO, a difficult request given the role that the naval base is playing in the war on terror. Apparently, the U.S. wants to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba before a regional meeting in Panama this April. Maybe President Obama wants to take a "selfie" next to Raul Castro!   There are two things that really worry me about this story: 1) The...(Read Full Post)