Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Our only friend

In case you missed it, the UN General Assembly voted today to condemn the US embargo of Cuba by 191-2! Only the US and Israel voted against it.

Pretty alone in the world when 191 tells you to stop something and only Israel says, 'keep on doing it!'

There is no real power in that 191-2 vote since it can't pass the Security Council over a US veto.

And to be fair, in the last year of the Obama administration, the same resolution was voted on. That time the vote was 191-1 because the US abstained. So the only nation saying our embargo on Cuba is a fair and legal thing was Israel....

Feeling pretty lonely these days when "America First" means breaking from the rest of the world on the environment, free trade, the Iran nuclear deal and most every thing.

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