The reaction to the thaw in Cuba-US relations

When president Obama announced the thaw in relations with Cuba, my guess is that many people would have been surprised that there was even an embargo with Cuba, since knowledge of foreign relations is not exactly the strong point of the public. But Obama seems to have a better feel for public opinion on this issue than those who are acting apoplectic over this development, with polls overwhelmingly supporting his move.

The Daily Show looks at the response of those opposing the move and their hypocrisy in talking about the US’s moral standing at the same time as we learn about the grotesque torture practices.

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  1. Lassi Hippeläinen says

    But the notorious torture camp of Guantanamo is in Cuba! They should be held responsible for it!

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