That seems to be a bit backward from much of our foreign policy. We would dump billions into hopeless economies just to prevent them from becoming "Communist" yet we don't seem to try to insert some seed money to help communist regimes to overcome their politically based hardships.
We seem to never learn lessons of history. We spend and spend on high sounding "principles" yet , in the past, the big communist countries would make sure their clients were well fed and the kids were clothed and given meds.
I think, with Cuba, e need to try some new thinking becasue whatever the hell weve been doing for most of our history hasn't worked well (IMHO).
Your attitude is like the "if we had bacon, we could have bacon nd eggs, if we had eggs".
Cuba has been enjoying a more robust tourist trade from the rest of the world (Canada, UK,much of Europe). I see that the edges of hard -core communist control are cracking. We could be the final irresistible force that can do some major turning of the regime that's running out of time on the planet.
I think that, by constructively engaging Cuba , will make us look a lot less like a bunch of hard assed doctrinairians to the rest of the civilized world and I also think it will hasten a return to a market economy that is most beneficial to its citizenry.
China has already got Nicaragua in its sphere of interest by funding a new canal (Its already being built, and ERM's got the major environmental contract).
I believe that youre still thinking more like a warrior.