Castro’s Cuba No More?

by Ryan on February 19, 2008

in Anything Else,Politics

Fidel Castro has been a tin-pot communist dictator of his large Caribbean island since 1959, but suddenly word comes out that he’s not resubmitting his name as a candidate for President Little Havana’s pretty happy, President Bush is optimistic yet cautious.  I’m skeptical — almost waiting for there to be some kind of “catch.” 

I hope things work out for the Cuban people, but I would not be ready to lift sanctions just yet.  I need proof that this is a positive step — Fidel’s brother, Raul, could end up being a full-fledged tyrant worse than Fidel now that Fidel’s powerless.  What if a military coup replaces the Castro regime with a new even worse one? 

Either way, it’s a step in the right direction, but I’ll keep my elation muted for the present, just to see how this whole thing plays out.

AP photo.

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Christopher February 19, 2008 at 4:56 pm

The US’s decades-long concern that Cubans have democracy is a bit rich, considering all the other dictators the US has supported, and still does.

When will Americans get to understand that the US’s Cuba policy is all about those important electoral votes in Florida every four years.

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