Seems unlikely.  But if a viable presidential candidate can go out in public and say things about US/Israel policy that are acceptable in Israel (if not in the US), I guess another sign of the apocalypse would be 24 US Senators and 104 Congressmen openly saying we shouldn’t pass up on this opportunity to de-stupid our Cuba policy.
Take it away, Senators:

There is no magic U.S. policy that will transform Cuba. But with Cuba facing a period of change, we have a new opportunity to seize. Our policy based on sanctions, passivity, and waiting should end. We need a new approach that defends human rights, is confident about the value of American engagement with Cubans, builds new economic bridges between America and Cuba, and seeks every possible avenue of increasing American influence.

Surely there hasn’t been such a pro-Communist display in the American Senate in half a century.

All this comes via the redoubtable Anya Landau French, who adds her own two cents.  Canadian cents:

What might happen next year, when there is a new president and a new Congress?

Most surely, a coalition of largely farm-state Democrats and Republicans will again get behind legislation to ease restrictions on cash transfers and bilateral travel by US exporters and Cuban buyers. But this time, the president might not stand in the way of a one-way export opportunity.

A majority in Congress is also likely to ease new restrictions on Cuban American family travel and remittances to the island, whether by clarifying the 2000 guidelines for categories of allowable travel, or by refusing to fund enforcement against such travel.

While easing family travel restrictions would be considered a humanitarian act, giving preference to one group of travelers would be an untenable position. Lifting the entire (de facto) ban on travel to Cuba remains the swiftest means to extend U.S. influence on the island and preserve all Americans’ rights to travel, but it faces determined–minority–opposition in both chambers of Congress.

Well, it would be nice if our Cuba policy were based on American interests, rather than those of a vocal minority who don’t seem to know what country they’re living in, yes.  That’s the kind of “determined opposition” I would welcome.

Let them show their faces.

Crops need selling, families need reuniting, and I need me a Cuban cigar or I’m going to know the reason why.   Sanity, breakin’ out all over!  Get the hell out of the way!

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