Friday, April 3, 2009

Haiku 040209

spring birdsongs
from the nearby marsh...
mallards, too


Recently, we read the following:

Washington Post: "Lugar Urges Obama to Open Talks With Cuba, Ease Restrictions"

"... Obama said during the presidential campaign that he would adopt a new strategy toward Cuba, including removing some travel restrictions, but he has said that the embargo should not be lifted until the Cuban government improves its human rights record and holds free elections...."


And we thought:

…. Why the pre-conditions? Since the 70s, the U.S. has had broad-ranging relations with China. Does China have a better human rights record than Cuba? Does China hold free elections? Something's not sounding right here. Does one suddenly need a hearing aid?….

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