With a little Cuban cooperation the Obama administration just might reconsider the embargo.
All that is required is a gesture by the Cuban government that gives a not to democracy and freedom of expression.
That news may have just occurred. According to reports, Cuba is preparing to free 52 of their 150 political prisoners.
The pending release is the result of talks between Cuba's Catholic church and international pressure - especially from Spain, who sent a foreign minister to meet with Raul Castro and the Church.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has already weighed in, saying: "We welcome this. We think that's a positive sign. It's something that is overdue but nevertheless very welcome."
The pieces are falling into place for a respectable change in US policy.
With the recent news that a House panel has voted to ease Cuba travel restrictions, one has to wonder how long it is before ferry service from Key West to Cuba.
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