President Trump fulfilled a campaign promise Friday by rolling back parts of President Obama’s dewy-eyed Cuba policy, which was one in a series of naïve, Obama-era deals that left tyrannical foreign leaders feeling they hit the jackpot in the lead-from-behind lottery. The Obama administration rolled back a half-century of sanctions, and in exchange the Castro regime had to do little more than attend a baseball game with Obama and do the wave at his bequest.
President Obama — always in the market for some magic beans — took our best bargaining chip and handed it over to the Castro regime, free of charge. Then, he wound up being a prop in a Raul Castro photo op in which the current head of the murderous regime held up Obama’s noodle-limp arm by the wrist. The pathetic, Jello-arm photograph is a perfect symbol of Obama’s lead-from-behind foreign policy strategy. Yet, somehow, like so many of Obama’s policy fails, mainstream media outlets declared Cuba an Obama victory.