March 20, 2014
Obama Shouldn't Forget Our Man in Havana
Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg
The U.S. argues -- correctly -- that Gross was not a spy, and that therefore his actions were not equivalent to those of the Cuban Five. But these sorts of trades are never neat. The U.S. should give up the Cuban Five for Gross, especially because its own incompetence caused his imprisonment. It should also negotiate with Cuba over Gross because this is the only way toward normalization.
TAGGED: Alan Gross, Cuba