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Cuba, Iran - It's All About Capitalism, Radio Host Says

The re-opening of a US embassy in Cuba and an inchoate nuclear deal with Iran are just tactics to spread US enterprise - like Coca-Cola and McDonalds - throughout the world, radio host Morris O'Kelly says.

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"It's not about democracy. That's the sticker they put on the outside of the box."

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John Kerry was saying we need to be focused on making sure that Cuba moves more toward a democracy and treats its people better, but it's not about democracy. That's the sticker they put on the outside of the box. What we're really exporting is capitalism. This embassy in Cuba beginning diplomatic relations once again, means that McDonalds can go to Cuba, it means that Coca-Cola can go to Cuba, and very similarly, the Iran deal has the same implications. Where we're not trying to use the stick we're using the carrot. Where if this Iran deal holds, depending on what happens in Congress and the intervening years, you can see more of American not democracy, but capitalism, under the guise of democracy, finding its way into these different countries, historically may have been our political enemies and how did the Soviet Union fall? Because of capitalism, because they got a taste of capitalism, because they got a taste of the American Big Mac and all those things which come along with it. Glasnost, openness. It wasn't about having a democracy it was about having American capitalism.