Tuesday, February 19, 2008
We Don't Have Feisty Fidel to Kick Around Anymore
Couldn't resist joining the media frenzy surrounding Fidel's resignation, which has been dubbed "shocking," "astonishing," "astounding" by some outlets. Really? You have to hand it to the old dictator: he has world-wide recognition (admiration, in many places), and he never stopped fighting the power, at huge cost to his country and much to the embarrassment of the U.S. One can only hope U.S. policy toward Cuba will change now that the bearded nemesis is "gone." Funny how much aid we sent to all those other dictators over the years. Embracing democracy wasn't part of the deal was it? Whatever ills the Cuban people have suffered, at least liberation by U.S. forces isn't one of them.