Sunday, April 19, 2009
The Handshake heard around the World!
A new day with Venezuela US, Cuba relations. It keeps getting better! US policy toward Latin America has changed in Trinidad to warm up relations between the US and Venezuela and Cuba. After years of behind the scenes interference by the US in Latin America I finally feel a change for the better here too. So too does Castro and Chavez. Obama actually walked over and introduced himself to Chavez. That must have instantly disarmed hi along with the Obama charm. OAS, US warm up to Cuba after Raul Castro overture, Castro ready to talk
White House Embraces Opening for Talks With Cuba
I have to laugh! Everyone that meets Obama instantly feels his genuine concern and compassion to change the world for the better of all of us. Chavez is no different. Remember? I was dismayed when we knew of Obama's genuine concern for unity in the world and Chavez dismissed him as an ignoramus. I do not think so anymore. No one can deny Obama's obvious concern for unity! After shaking hands with Obama Chavez looked like a star struck little kid, smiled and said he wanted to be friends. Ignoramus indeed! Obama smiled and thanked him for not blaming things on hi that happened when he was three months old.
Obama is unconventional after the ass hole Bush. He disarms world leaders instantly with his genuine friendship and desire to listen not demand like Bush did. He told Castro he did not want to talk just for the sake of talking but wants real change between US and Cuba and all of Latin America. Everything Castro said is on the table. They want to change everything, everything, this is exciting! Cuba Issue Threatens to Overwhelm Summit Agenda
Remember under Bush? He wanted to change everything too to what he the decider wanted. This is change we can believe in. Under Bush Russian nuclear powered carries were once again allowed to use Cuban ports. Russia and China were both in our back yard arming Chavez, and building oil ports and facilities anywhere they could. China was getting big oil deals with Chavez and looking for a way to get it home. I can only hope that and much more will now change! It is all changing and just in time. I see light. I see a future. Watching Obama around the world really is energizing.
* In closing Can one hand shake really change the world? One mans handshake one at a time. We have been witnessing it. The freeze Bush instigated is thawing out out one hand shake at a time. I have more hope everyday for the worlds future. It is the US I worry about the most now. Our survival! Now if we could only get the right wing extremists on Board instead of Overboard. The Cuban people are excited at the promise of change but rightly said it is up to us. That is the case around the world. It is no longer my way or the highway. The hard case Bush created is cracking uniting the world. I am excited for my Grandchildren!