"At minimum, Barack Obama is the worst negotiator that we've had as president since at least Jimmy Carter, and maybe in the modern history of the country."
Soon after President Obama announced plans to normalize relations with Cuba, Sen. Marco Rubio called him the worst negotiator since Jimmy Carter. Cuban officials are now proving Rubio right.
As soon as Obama made his announcement, it became clear he'd pretty much given up the store and gotten nothing in return.
Cuba didn't have to make any concessions on freedom of speech, democratic elections, a market economy. It didn't have to turn over U.S. fugitives, including a convicted cop killer, whom it's been protecting for years.
Indeed, as we noted in this space after Obama's announcement, Raul Castro was soon bragging about how he'd struck a deal with Obama "without a single sacrifice of our principles."
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