One unintended consequence of the US Embargo of Cuba appears to be creating an opportunity for Iran to make its influence felt less than 100 miles from Florida. According to newspaper accounts printed in Teheran today, Iran has just issued a 500 million Euro credit line to Cuba for the reconstruction of Cuba’s energy network. I wonder how many jobs that this is creating in Iran, which inevitably will be supplying equipment to Cuba for this infrastructure improvement.
There is something very disconcerting seeing pictures like this. We appear to be continually shooting ourselves in our collective feet and then wondering why our feet hurt so badly. It is time to re-examine the US embargo of Cuba that only the US is observing. Even Canada, our closest ally, does business in Cuba on a daily basis. What has to happen before Congress takes the time to hold hearings on this subject?