Monday, July 31, 2006

Castro Cedes Power to Raul For Now

Just short of his eightieth birthday (August 13), Castro, the longest ruling head of state in the world, has temporarily relinquished power to his brother Raul while he undergoes intestinal surgery according to a FNC Alert. On Hannity & Colmes, Dick Morris asserted that based on his knowledge of the Cuban exile community, it will be months or just a few years before Raul is ousted and Cuba becomes a modern democracy. Of course, this prediction presupposes that the long-time leader of Cuba does not reassume his leadership role that he has held since 1959.

4 comments:

piperfromtn said...

I hate to say it, but, I hope he doesn't recover.
I sure do hope that's true.  Cuban cigars are the best and too bad Castro has not been pro-capitalist, because the cigars alone could've improved the lives of many in his country.  If he would've allowed private industry to thrive, the sales would've undoubtedly provided much needed wealth, trickling down to those who need it.

jakeho said...

      I certainly haven't tasted a cigar better than a Cuban: I doubt that it exists. As to Fidel, even though he's not the threat that he was when he was underwritten by his Soviet sponsors, I hope that a true successor will soon appear. The U.S. seemed to never be able to put behind it JFK's utter embarassment on our doorstep at the Bay of Pigs. Maybe anon we'll be able to engage our near neighbor and lead it on a free and democratic path.

jharkansas said...

Don't worry about Fidel.  According to his personal doctor, the man still has 70 years of life left in him.

jakeho said...

Like Lenin in Red Square?