Why won’t President Obama restore full relations with Cuba?

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China is our biggest trade partner – and they are a repressive regime with a truly terrible human rights record.  Yet we trade with them – while continuing a stupid embargo against Cuba, a tiny Caribbean nation that poses no threat to us.  Meanwhile virtually the rest of the civilized world is already trading with Cuba.

Today, President Obama reversed a Bush policy that prevented folks from visiting Cuba.  “In abandoning longstanding restrictions on the ability of Cuban-Americans to visit and send money to family members on the island, President Obama demonstrated Monday that he was willing to open the door toward greater engagement with Cuba — but at this point, only a crack,” according to the New York Times.

But the embargo still holds.  What good reason is there for Obama to continue this idiotic policy?

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