I always thought our post-Castro Cuban policy was insane (and the embargo continues to be insane). It certainly has been insane since the fall of the USSR.
How is it that we could normalize relations with Vietnam and China, each of which killed thousands of U.S. soldiers in, you know, actual full blown shooting wars? But not with Cuba because....why? It's too close? The beaches are too nice? It's just been ridiculous all the way down.
So, good for Obama. Here's hoping the embargo gets lifted too, although that seems doubtful given the current state of Congress.