In the past 50 years the United States has been the economic engine leading the world. Cuba has been a squalid shithole. So which country has been isolated since the Cuban embargo? Why, America, of course.
I was a seventeen year old kid watching on a black and white television set when I first heard an American President talk of Cuba as an “imprisoned island.”
For five and a half decades since, our policy toward Cuba has remained virtually frozen, and done little to promote a prosperous, democratic and stable Cuba. Not only has this policy failed to advance America’s goals, it has actually isolated the United States instead of isolating Cuba.
He’s insane, not to mention having a fuzzy memory.
Kerry says he was a “seventeen year old kid watching on a black and white television set” as Kennedy addressed the nation. Kerry, however, was born on December 11, 1943, which would have made him eighteen, less than two months shy of his nineteenth birthday. The State Department did not respond to a request for clarification on Kerry’s recollection, and as of this writing, the statement on the website remains unchanged.