Unfortunately castro will live forever. Its hard to believe that a baseball nut could be a tyrant. Dont forget the missiles Jerome. He almost plunged the world into nuclear war. It's personal with him just like it is with Bin Laden. Yes, its dangerous to carry a personal grudge this long but anyone who remembers the CMCrisis knows why. Having said all of that you might be right that it would have been better policy to have removed restictions on trade. But dont be fooled by that revolutionary mask. Castro is a murderous totalitarian tyrant and i will not be unhappy when he passes. And the Cubans who have come to this country and have become american patriots are to be admired even if our agenda shouldnt mirror theirs so closely. MIke
PS Do you disagree with my assessment of castro? Have you bought into that romantic revolutioary nonsense? When Castro dies, I would make Jeb Bush "el Presidente".