Ironically, we forgave the Soviet Union for the missile crisis by accepting “Glasnost” in the 1980’s, which helped speed up the crumbling of that entity. Meanwhile, we have made trading partners, if not exactly comfortable neighbors, out of China and Vietnam. I believe that if we had extended Glasnost to Cuba at the same time we did to the Soviet Union, relations with Cuba would be at least as good as with Vietnam, and probably much better.
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