Cuban Transition and American Arrogance

When it comes to foreign policy, it’s understandable that the U.S. would have contingency plans for just about anything. You can bet, for example, that there are scenarios for a post-Chavez Venezuela, a post-Musharaff Pakistan, a post-Putin Russia and probably a post-Jeb Florida. The Bush Administration would be derelict if it didn’t.

And this, of course, includes Cuba.

But having said that, nowhere else does the U.S. have an appointed “transition coordinator.” Earlier this summer, amid considerable State Department ballyhoo, Caleb McCarry was named to this presumptuous post. His charge is to oversee and facilitate the transition.

Isn’t that Cuba’s responsibility?

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