Thursday, April 01, 2004

Cuban Embargo

The National Center for Policy Analysis and the Hoover Digest argue that the Cuban Embargo has failed miserably. Fidel Castro hasn't loosened his totalitarian grip one bit. The only thing economic embargos do is hurt the people who have to deal with the economic hardship, it doesn't do any harm to the tyrants they intend to harm. If anything, embargoes can make the people more dependent on the very government which oppresses them since the people can't rely on outside support for assistance.