Argument: 1996 sanctions justly followed Cuba shooting down 2 US civilian airplanes
- "Cuba sanctions bill clears Congress". CNN.org. March 6, 1996 - "President Clinton, who withdrew past objections to the tough sanctions bill after Cuba shot down two U.S. civilian planes, says he will sign the bill into law.
- The bill will 'send Cuba a powerful message that the United States will not tolerate further loss of American life,'"