Mike Pompeo is reportedly considering adding Cuba to the list of state sponsors of terrorism in another last-minute move to box in the incoming administration:
State Department officials have drawn up a proposal to designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, a final-hour foreign policy move that would complicate plans by the incoming Biden administration to relax increased American pressure on Havana.
Confirmed: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is looking to designate Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism in the coming days, complicating Biden’s intentions of engaging with Havana, and once again working to erase a key Obama policy. Story coming.
— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) December 30, 2020
Like the other designations that Pompeo’s State Department has made or considered in recent years, naming Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism is without merit and it is being done mainly to spite the next administration. If it happens, it will be a stupid, petty, and harmful decision. That is what we have come to expect from Pompeo and the rest of this administration, but that is no excuse for what they’re doing.