The Current Discussion: What's the first thing you hope Barack Obama does as President-Elect?
Eight years lost. We are in a hurry. I hope you do three "first things first" -- as soon as possible.
Make the most of the Washington economic summit on November 15th. The world economy can't wait anymore. We hope you bring fresh ideas. Please, ask Mr. Bush to invite Mr. Zapatero, the prime minister of Spain. Both haven't talked to each other for these last eight years. The Spanish economy deserves to be represented.
Announce the immediate closing of Guantanamo prison. It's a shame and an enormous mistake. We, democracies, can't operate under such non-democratic ways.
Lift the Cuban embargo. It has consolidated/justified Castro and provoked suffering for Cuban citizens. How is it fair to trade with Communist China but unfair to do so with Communist Cuba?
Good luck, Mr. President.
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