Last week, President Barack Obama unilaterally made a huge foreign policy decision for America, then said aloha and headed off on vacation.
Living here in South Florida, I’ve come to learn much about the relations and history between America and Cuba. I was honored to meet several Bay of Pigs survivors and I’ve had the opportunity to speak to several members of the South Florida Cuban community since Obama’s unilateral decision — not politicians but everyday Cubans. They expressed one singular perspective — unless the Castro regime has fallen and Cuban is on its way to reforming, we have simply thrown them a lifeline. The editorial board of the Washington Post expressed the same sentiment.
Hundreds of protestors in Miami were more passionately outspoken, with some older Cubans shouting “Obama is a traitor.”
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