Thursday, July 15, 2004

Stupid, Stupid, Stupid

I ranted on a few weeks ago about the complete and utter futility of the U.S.'s continuing "embargo of convenience" of Cuba. Then comes this today:

The agreement announced Thursday by CancerVax Corp. is the first such commercial deal approved by the U.S. government between a U.S. biotechnology company and Cuba, which has spent $1 billion building a biotechnology program that is among the most advanced in the Third World. One of the three drugs included in the deal is a promising drug that attacks a cancer cell in novel way.
The U.S. government continues to cut off its own nose to spite its "Uncle Sam" face. It's time to drop the Florida-gerrymandering charade - perhaps for the sake of my late Dad, and for the benefit of everyone now in the same boat as he was.

(And no, I'm not talking about boats leaving Mariel. )