As they say, only Nixon could open China - can only Barack Obama open Cuba?
Although the President had pledged to visit the island nation only if their human rights record improved (it hasn't), he will make the journey next month anyway, alongside the Rolling Stones and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, who will, I assume, prove to the world that Cuba is not the dictatorial hellhole so many have escaped from over the last several decades, but rather a free-thinker's paradise of fun and frivolity, obviously competitive with the larger world.
President Barack Obama has made it official: He is going to Cuba next month.
“I'll travel to Cuba to advance our progress and efforts that can improve the lives of the Cuban people,” the president announced on Twitter Thursday morning.
“We still have differences with the Cuban government that I will raise directly,” Obama said. “America will always stand for human rights around the world.”