Sanctions: Tragedy in Cuba, Farce in Russia

President Obama admitted the Cuba embargo was a failure. If he were honest, he would say the same about Russia sanctions.

Buddy comedy.

Photographer Jorge Rey/Newsmakers

Imagine for a moment that it's the year 2064 and the U.S. president, flanked by flags, with the Oval Office fireplace behind his back, has arranged to address the nation. He begins intoning solemnly into a camera (or whatever has replaced the camera in that distant future):

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