President Obama’s visit to Cuba is, indeed, “historic”: It marks a new low in the subordination of American interests to the Obama quest for a legacy.
To that end, the President seems determined to normalize relations with one of the most heinous regimes on the planet on what amounts to its terms.
He will give short shrift to, if not altogether ignore, the plight of the enslaved Cuban people, choosing instead to consort with their oppressors.
President Obama will put the U.S. taxpayer on the hook to provide economic life-support for the Castro regime – the principal beneficiary of investments and trade deals, not the workers who are generally exploited.
Obama may even agree to Castro’s demand that the U.S. surrender Guantanamo Bay.
This amounts to a legacy of capitulation that, yet again, weakens our country and emboldens its enemies.