President Obama has not faced up to the fundamental issue of whether the US is prepared to deal with Cuba with the mutual respect he aspires to in other parts of the world
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There is no doubt that Obama has lots of potential to use executive authority on behalf of bringing broadly supported rationality to US relations with Cuba, beginning with authorization of non-tourist travel.
As Obama struggles to escape from a Vietnam war-like morass in Afghanistan, Dick Holbrooke's talent and counsel will be missed.
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