Sunday, February 12, 2006

The Next Cuban Crisis

Cuba ties put 'cartoonish' violence near U.S. shores

The Soviet Union's nuclear option vis-a-vis Nikita Khrushchev and a younger Fidel Castro seem suddenly quaint compared with the havoc that could result should Cuba and Iran consummate their mutual hatred of the United States.

Iran and Cuba's romance isn't new. Their courtship dates back to the late '70s, when the Ayatollah Khomeini rose to power.