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Let's give a point to President Obama for announcing a relaxation of the stranglehold the United States put on Cuba when Fidel Castro took over the island in 1959. Fidel has served U.S. interests well by playing "bogeyman in our hemisphere" for the past fifty years, diverting everyone's attention from other things that were going on in our own backyard. But now Fidel is old and his usefulness has waned. This is an opportune time for the United States to reassert its role as the world's moral leader. With this gesture, the historic first black President can usher in good times and a New World Order.