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April 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Cuban travel restrictions lifted

Next step: free travel for all Americans

Instead of “Yes they can,” how about, “Yes, we can” [“Visit Cuba, yes they can,” Opinion, editorial, April 15].

After almost 50 years, it is high time for all Americans, not just the ones with Cuban family connections, to freely travel to Cuba. We are the only country in the world with travel restrictions to this beautiful island. Talk about freedom!

I give Obama credit for his efforts to end this nonsense of isolating Cuba –a misguided law, strongly supported by our war president, George W. Bush, who sees an enemy behind every bush.

As an added bonus, promote much-needed commerce between our countries and allow all Americans to travel to Cuba. The world will be a better place for it.

— Jutta Kurtak, Bellevue

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