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Monday, May 21, 2007

IRAQ FALLOUT WILL IMPACT U.S. POLICY IN CUBA

Here's an interesting theory: U.S. policy toward Cuba will be significantly impacted by fallout from the Iraq War. This is how it goes: Much like the Vietnam syndrome after the unpopular U.S. war in Southeast Asia moved Washington to take a less aggressive stand in foreign affairs in the late 1970s and 1980s, the Iraq War will have a similar impact on U.S. foreign policy. And Cuba will be no exception. Read the full column here, and let us know what YOU think.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

US goverment has not been defeated in Irak. The human reason and intelligence was the main injuried in the war.

President Bush and his war hawks are the worst of America and they represent what the rest of the world refuse to accept.

Weapons only brings destruction, poverty and hate. Dialog brings peace, understanding and growth.

Americans: please, don´t elect these kind of dogs of war anymore.


Thanks,

Ruben P.
Rosario - Argentina
rubpen@gmail.com

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from: Paul Thørsen
PThorsen240@aol.com

Hey Rübèn, President Bush and his war hawks would be Dick Cheney, and Paul Wolfowitz. They were the ones who wanted the war. They lied to the American public. I want their daughters put on the front lines in Iraq.
Oh by the way,it was Arhentina who stared the Falklands War with England.

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Paul, the "militar junta" forced us to fight with the UK for the Malvinas Islands, but the argentinean people loves the peace.

Do you know that suicide has claimed more veterans of both sides than fighting did?

American mass media usually lies about the number of casualities or veterans suicides in Irak. Michael Moore in his web site (www.michaelmoore.com) gives some more credible numbers.

War is the worst nightmare and we must keep it in mind specially in elections days.

Regards,

Ruben P.
Rosario - Argentina
rubpen@gmail.com

9:37 AM  
Anonymous David Martin said...

I'm unwilling to make guesses yet.

First, US relations with China are full of pitfalls. Conservatives already want to prepare for a war, and trade sanctions are fairly likely. Forced unification of Taiwan with China seems likely after the Olympics, and would create a huge crisis for the incoming president. I'd expect to see the Chinese government to do a relatively soft takeover by calling a stop to flights and shipping to Taiwan, except from China (including Hong Kong), until the Taiwan government agreed to absorbtion.

Second, it's possible that the US will suffer another spectacular terrorist attack. The effect on the public mood is hard to guess.

Third, a weakened US might very well assert itself through bullying in and around the Caribbean.

On the other hand, President Clinton, Obama, whoever, might make good use of a wave of international goodwill.

12:32 AM  

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