The Insane Idea of Attacking Cuba

Source: Eunomia
by Daniel Larison

“Francis Suarez, the mayor of Miami, just casually suggested military action against Cuba today: ”Are you suggesting air strikes in Cuba?’ MacCallum interrupted. ‘What I’m suggesting is that that option is one that has to be explored and cannot be just simply discarded as an option that is not on the table,’ Suarez responded.’ Suarez is a politician in Miami, so he is probably just pandering to hard-liners there, but it is important to understand why military action against Cuba is absolutely not an option that ‘has to be explored.’ It would be insane, immoral, and illegal. It would be an act of illegal aggression against another state. There is no pretense here that the United States would be defending itself, so it would be out-and-out aggression against a small, neighboring country.” (07/13/21)