Obama to Cuba amid hopes, criticism about improving diplomatic relations

by FoxNews.com  |  published on March 21, 2016

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President Obama arrived Sunday in Cuba, marking the start of an historic trip in which he’ll try to further improve U.S. relations with the isolated island country and encourage its communist leaders to make life better for their citizens.

The three-day trip follows Obama’s announcement roughly a year ago that his administration and the Cuban President Raul Castro’s government would try to improve diplomatic relations after roughly a half-century of acrimony.

“I believe that the best way to advance American interests and values, and the best way to help the Cuban people improve their lives, is through engagement,” Obama said last month in announcing the trip. “I’ve always said that change won’t come to Cuba overnight. But as Cuba opens up, it will mean more opportunity and resources for ordinary Cubans. And we’re starting to see some progress.”

Americans have mixed views about the new alliance with the former Cold War foe.

  • AKLady

    After over 50 years of failed policy, someone with intelligence was finally elected. It is about time.

    • Charles Smith

      AKLady: What in the hell is the name of the far away planet that you are living on?

      • AKLady2015

        Oh, wise one, please tell the world exacty what positive outcome has transpired as a result of America’s isolation of Cuba?

  • Margaret Thomason

    Obummer has to go stick his black nose in another country’s business. He’s going to try to help get better relationships. He best try to make better relationships with the people of his own country that he governs over. I’d say there’s about 96% of this country is ready for him to be impeached and imprisoned for treason!!
    He can’t even get his act together to help this country. All he does for America is take and take until all branches of our government is corrupt and our country is almost in the septic tank.
    We need Donald Trump for our president.

    • AKLady2015

      Well, you are incredibly out of touch with reality.

  • Charles Smith

    I hope & pray that his sorry ass is taken out while he is in cuba. I guess about 80% of Americans hope that he never returns back to the states.

    • Margaret Thomason

      Oh, I say it’s more like 96% are with you

  • drrocko

    Message to Barrack from an American = STAY THERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Diane Phillips

    03/21/16 = Good morning, What In The World is Obama doing? It looks to me, like he is in Cuba, Apologizing for America AGAIN!!! It would be so helpful, if he did not return!!! How did our Country fall so far?

    • AKLady

      What has the isolation policy achieved over the past 50 years?
      NOTHING?
      Do you think maybe it is time to try something different?

      • Diane Phillips

        03/22/16 = Good morning AKLady, I depends on what you wanted from Cuba. Cuba has a communist government. and Mr. Castro, a bully. = When I look at the whole picture, I see Mr. Obama, believing that he and the people that he is working with, pushing forward with his plan of making the whole world as ONE, under Sharia law, which will force The GOD That Gave Us America, out of the picture. It is my GOD that he will be forcing out of his plan, and that angers me!

        • AKLady

          Christian, Muslim and Jew all worship the God of Abraham. America already lives under its own brand of Sharia Law. Oh yes, it does — compare the civil code to the 10 Comandments.
          Don’t forget the laws you may be too young to have experienced. Sunday business closing. No divorce allowed. Interr-racial marriage illegal….
          Well, Diane it is NOT YOUR GOD — HE IS EVERYONE’S GOD — EVEN THE MUSLIM’S GOD.

          • Diane Phillips

            03/22/16 = Good afternoon AKLady, that which you say, is not true. As a, once Muslim woman, whom became a Christian, once told me, you need to read the entire koran. The name of the Christian GOD is Jehovah and Jesus, his Christ, the name of the Jewish GOD is Jehovah. If allah means god, what is the actual name of allah?

          • AKLady

            The Name Of God In Different Languages

            Language Name of God

            AEolian…………………Ilos
            Arabic………………..Allah
            Armorian……………..Teuti
            Assyrian……………… Eleah
            Celtic………………….Diu
            Chaldaic…………. Eilah
            Cretan……………….Thios
            Chinese………………Prussa
            Coromandel…………..Brama
            Danish…………………Gut
            Dutch…………………Godt
            Egyptian (old)………….Teut
            Egyptian (modern)………Teun
            English………………..God
            Finch……………….Jumala
            Flemish……………….Goed
            French…………………Dieu
            German………………..Gott
            German (old)……………Diet
            Greek……………….Theos
            Gallic…………………..Diu
            Hebrew………..Elohim, Eloha
            Hindoostanee…………..Rain
            Japanese…………….Goezur
            Irish……………………Dia
            Italian………………….Dio
            Madagascar….. …….Zannar
            Malay…………………Alla
            Norwegian……………..Gud
            Latin…………………Deus
            Low Latin……………..Diex
            Low Breton…………….Done
            Lapp ……………………………. …………….Jubinal
            Olalu Tongue…………..Deu
            Old Saxon………………God
            Peruvian……….Puchecammae
            Persian………………..Sire
            Pannonian………………Istu
            Polish…………………Bog
            Pollacca……………..Bung
            Portuguese…………….Debs
            Provencal……………..Diou
            Runic… ……………….As
            Russian……………….Bojh
            Spanish……………….Dios
            Swedish……………….Gut
            Slav………………..Buch
            Swiss………………….Gott
            Syriac………………..Allah
            Tartar…………….Magatal
            Turkish………………Allah
            Zemblain…………….Fetizo

          • Diane Phillips

            03/22/16 = Good evening AKLady, good try, but that is not an answer to my question.

          • AKLady2015

            Allah translates as “The One God”, as in the Old Testament God of Abraham. “The Almighty God” does not have a name. Jehovah basically translates to “Lord” or “LORD” it is a Hebrew word, not a name.

          • Diane Phillips

            03/24/16 = Good morning AKLady, I am so glad that there are still those people that have “eyes to see and ears to hear” and are still the majority in America, thank GOD. But…. I am so very sad that there are those that do not.

          • Elizabeth Whitehouse

            Giving something a name does not actually make it real.

          • AKLady

            God has no name.
            Jehovah is the word god in Hebrew.
            Allah is the word god in Arabic.
            God is the word god in English.
            Dios is the word god in Spanish.

            Jesus is what Christians believe to be the Son of God.
            They also believe in the Holy Ghost.
            Then like their very pagan ancestors, they profess to believe God the Father, God the Son. and God the Holy Ghost are all one in the same.

            I have read the Koran.
            I have also read the Bible.
            They are both filled with fables, love and hate.
            They both urge killing — even the New Testament.

          • Elizabeth Whitehouse

            Actually, there is quite compelling evidence that “HE” is indeed everyone’s god. By that I mean that ‘god’ is a man-made concept. Each person who believes in a supernatural god has constructed his or her own deity.

            God, as an entity – ours and mine – does not exist.

          • AKLady

            I agree, as did Washington and Jefferson.

          • Elizabeth Whitehouse

            And many others who chose not to be so outspoken for fear of reprisals.

  • rayser711

    I hope Cuba keeps his sorry @ss.They can get him on a fake passport,false identification,Being a jackcass etc…….However they can work it out to keep him !

    • AKLady

      If it fails to work, do you jeep on making the same mistake, over and over?

  • TeaTephi

    Always we hear obummer say I believe this or I believe that is in our best interests. Yet after all these years Americas interests have deteriorated on all levels. obummer is obviously wrong a lot, and he allows his own narcissism to weigh more heavily in decision making than he does the will of “the people”.

  • MARK FREDERICK

    oBOZO is a sorry SOB and I can only hope that some crazy Cuban commie shoots the worthless RESIDENT and kills him , a guy can dream can’t he!!!!!

    • Sir David Haddon

      YOU CAN HOPE ALONG WITH TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICAN’S THAT MAYBE TERRORIST WILL PLAN A HIT ON HIM…..

  • Ed Orr

    And the masta had to carry his own umbrella with no Castro to even greet him. Wow, that’s a really great beginning. Question is at what point did the two actually meet and how mnay hours did BHO need to apologize for all the US transgressions.

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