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Lifting Cuba trade embargo is good business

Lifting Cuba trade embargo is good business

Last year Lech Walesa, the labor organizer who became President of Poland, said it's "quite amazing" that a country 90 miles from the United States could not overthrow the yoke of communism, while Poland, in the shadow of the USSR, managed such a feat. "The fact that the regime still persists there," Walesa said, "makes us suspect that maybe the United States wants to keep Cuba as a 'Jurassic Park of Communism' and that's why it's still there, because otherwise it's impossible that it is still there."

Although Mr. Walesa was no doubt joking, a good case can be made that U.S. policy toward Cuba, particularly the trade embargo that remains in place...