No, but thanks for asking
"Cuba - Losing the Last Battle of the Cold War?" airs Sunday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. ET. The program, anchored by "Special Report" host Bret Baier, will take a close look at the two nations and their shared history.
"Last battle of the Cold War" has sort of a Third Battle of Manassas ring to it, though it's not specifically a Fox trick. Journalism has a bad habit of proclaiming grim milestones and psychologically important barriers without much regard to whether the underlying data adds up to something or not. (That pesky Korean situation, for example, might well count as part of the Cold War from some perspectives.) But wait, there's more:
Cuba is many things to many people: To the American military, it’s the location of Guantanamo Bay U.S. Navy base and the terrorist detention facility it hosts. To generations of American presidents, it has been the national security threat at our very doorstep. To Cuban exiles, it’s a long-lost homeland.
I guess we could get three generations out of it: Ike, LBJ, Reagan, Tricky and Ford (birth years 1890 to 1913), JFK, Carter and Bush Sr. (1917-24), and the younguns (1946 and 1961). The bigger question is where, and for how many of those generations, Cuba was "the national security threat at our very doorstep," which seems to be giving away a lot more of the store than the feckless Kenyan did.
Around the world, Cuba is often seen as the little nation that defied the U.S.—and won.
Just a thought -- do you figure one way to change that perception might be, oh, letting it be known that you're playing a different game?
With the new path in relations, is opening up this “socialist paradise” a chance for Cuba to change its ways, or is President Obama throwing a lifeline to a dying regime? Watch Fox News Channel for answers tonight.
Kind of interesting that anyone might need answers after having seen the question, but -- hey, butts in seats! Pass the freeze-fried popcorn.