Originally Posted by Jae Onasi
It's highly strategic for its position on Cuba. While Cuba-Russia relations are not the same as what they once were, many have never forgotten the Cuban missile crisis. The US wants to keep a close eye on a Communist country that is within missile range.
Which IMO, doesn't make too much sense, especially when the US opened diplomatic relations with Vietnam. The Vietnamese communist government, IIRC, has taken far
more American lives than Castro's, right? Common sense states that the Us should open foreign relations with Cuba, though past grudges and attitudes have rendered that option dead.