Fidel's Take

Fidel's Take

Fidel's Take

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Feb. 22 2008 2:14 PM

Fidel's Take

Cuba’s national newspaper, Granma, posts a recent column written by Fidel Castro, in which he weighs in on the current crop of presidential candidates. (See here for the original.)

Most of it reads like nonsense—could be the translation, but probably not. Still, here are a couple of choice excerpts:

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At this moment, I turn to the adversary. I enjoyed observing the embarrassing position of all the presidential candidates in the United States. One by one, they found themselves forced to proclaim their immediate demands to Cuba, so as not to alienate a single voter. It was as if I were a Pulitzer Prize winner questioning them on CNN about the most delicate political (even personal) issues from Las Vegas, a city ruled by the logic of the roulette and a place any candidate for the presidency needs to visit. [Does this mean the Vegas debate was broadcast in Cuba?] …

Bush Sr. chooses McCain as his candidate, while Bush Jr., in an African country -- yesterday, the origin of man; today, a martyr continent -- where nobody knows what he's doing there, said that my message was the start of the road to liberty in Cuba, in other words, the annexation decreed by his government in a voluminous and huge book. …  

I had thought about not writing a reflection for at least 10 days, but I didn't have the right to keep silent for such a long time. We have to open ideological fire on them. …

Perhaps the next president should sit down with Castro on the precondition that he get an editor.

(h/t The Caucus