Friday, December 15, 2006

The rise and fall of America haters

Story: ""Cuban President Fidel Castro is very ill and close to death, Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte said yesterday.
Everything we see indicates it will not be much longer . . . months, not years," Negroponte told a meeting of Washington Post editors and reporters.

Castro relinquished power for the first time in 47 years after surgery July 31 for an undisclosed intestinal disorder. His brother, Raul, has assumed Castro's duties, but Cuban authorities have repeatedly insisted that he is recovering and eventually will return to office. He was last seen in an Oct. 28 video, shown on Cuban national television, in which he appeared gaunt and weak and warned that his convalescence would be lengthy.
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Castro has been around for a long long time. With his death, the people of cuba may have a shot at freedom. I think the US should give them aide.

As for another Enemy of the West, Ahmadinejad of Iran:
"The behavior of the American government has severely damaged the position of the United States in the world. No country in the world looks upon America as a friend. When the U.S. name is mentioned, usually people are reminded of war, aggression and bloodshed, and that's not a good thing. In other words, the American people are paying for something they don't believe in."

It's curious how Time has managed to talk with this guy twice in 3 months... Birds of the same feather?
In any event, Ahmadinejad regards the US government and the US people as two separate entities. I don't know if he realizes how the US works, but we have a government for the people, elected by the people.
This is also the man that held a confrence, asking if the holocaust really happened, and "Because for the past 60 years, the Palestinian people have been suppressed using the Holocaust as the pretext."
He's a bigoted anti-semite, who because of his fanatical religion, has issues with freedom.

And this is the guy we're watching make a nuclear weapon, and doing almost nothing to stop.

3 comments:

Detective J said...

Yes, I too hope Cuba gets their freedom from Communism. Let's pray together for that struggling country. You might want to be careful about comparing TIME to the crazy Iranian President. Don't go too far Palmboy.

Palm boy said...

To far?
I don't think I have. :D

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

A few years ago, my sister and her ex-boyfriend went on holiday to Cuba. When they got back, I had to listen to them going on about how great a place Cuba was.

Funny how Left-wing people are so willing to forgive anti-American dictators.

God Bless

Matt