LH Wasn't really questioning the reason for our embargo. Think its rather stupid after all these years of not working and not being supported by other countries anyway. If things happened to improve in Cuba it might be helpful to us in that we might not have to constantly monitor for and rescue refugees looking for a better life.
I'm also of the opinion that the US should, by our own constitution, not be deciding what kind of government other people should have. And like others I have a hard time with supporting the continued embargo when we're dealing with vietnam and china.
from your own first post:
-I'll be coming back to this thread later, but I'd be interested to hear if people have any books or articles to recommend that critique the US military's culture of violence, and how it influences a societal culture of violence-
I have been trying to make the point that it is not the military which influences a violent society, but a violent society which is part of the military.
I know that you feel we are the root of all evil in the world. And if we military vets highjack your post, well tough shit! Because of us this is a free country. Try having an anti-government post in China and see how long you live.