Appeasement DA 2 - Michigan7 2013

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Unformatted text preview: AGE 7-WEEK JUNIORS MICHIGAN 2013 CFJPV AT//Link Turns Engagement with Cuba can’t produce success – it’s only counter­productive Cardenas ‘12 (José R. Cárdenas, assistant administrator for Latin America at the U.S. Agency for International Development under Bush Administration, “How Not to Appease a dictatorship” Friday, Monday December 31, 2012, http://shadow.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/12/31/how_not_to_appease_a_dictatorship ) Do we really need another lesson on the folly of attempting to appease dictators ?¶ Apparently, Foreign Affairs thinks so ­­ albeit inadvertently. They recently posted a piece, "Our Man in Havana," about the heroic efforts of some Obama administration officials to give the Castro regime everything it wanted for the release of jailed development worker Alan Gross. Specifically, this meant gutting the official U.S. democracy program for Cuba that Gross was operating under. In the end, however, they just could not overcome the intransigence of ­­ not the Castro regime ­­ but the "Cuban­American Lobby" in Congress. ¶ Indeed, not only did they not wind up with the long­suffering Gr...
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