With President Obama attending the 2012 Summit of the Americas, we have to ask this: Who benefits from his decision to continue a Bush-era policy of coaxing Cuban doctors to leave their medical missions and defect to the United States?
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Every day we see what Cuba is doing for the poor of the Western Hemisphere, and with very little resources.
Missing from Anderson Cooper's excellent coverage of Haiti and Sanjay Gupta's expert medical assessment, is any mention of the 350-400 Cuban doctors administering free medical care in the country.
We can help Haitians by enlisting with the Cubans in a joint effort to speed and magnify aid our efforts.
Will Obama rebuild our relationship with the south on a foundation of respect for democracy? Or will it be more of the same superpower policies cloaked in collaborative and intelligent rhetoric?
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