02/13/2014 09:26 am ET Updated Dec 17, 2014

8 Reasons The Nonsensical Cuba Embargo Has Got To Go


When the Atlantic Council released a poll back in February showing that the majority of Americans favor normalizing relations with Cuba, we offered seven reasons why the U.S. should drop the unilaterally imposed embargo on Cuba altogether. Now that the United States and Cuba are reestablishing normal diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961, we’ve got another reason to add to the list.

More than half of Americans want to put the U.S. embargo on Cuba to rest, according to a poll released this week by the Atlantic Council, a nonpartisan think tank. We're not surprised. It's an outmoded idea whose time has passed. Here's 7 reasons why the U.S. government should finally give it a rest.

7 Reasons The Cuba Embargo Needs To Go