It seems a lot like the president's decision to normalize relations with Cuba are nothing more than something else he can put on his "list of accomplishments". 50 years from now if things are good with Cuba, president Obama expects it will be his name that gets appended to the positive news. It overlooks the likelihood that every piece of geo-political clean-up, and every difficult hurdle that comes with trying to make this work, will be thrust upon Obama's successors.
He doesn't care. He's working on his name for posterity. Nothing more, And by nothing more, I mean zero thought given to implications, consequences or soundness of the decisions being made.