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Under Castro the Cuban people learned to read and write, it is now an educated nation sending doctors and teachers to other countries. The infant mortality rate is lower than ours. And he did it in spite of 50 years of embargo. Take a look at Mexico and compare. Ever wonder why all these Mexican people leave Mexico? Mexico is a Democracy it should be heaven on earth. Cuba does not belong to the US, we have no business to interfere. So Bush and all three presidential candidates made a mealy mouthed stupid statement. Just the usual pandering for the votes.p>From Danind at the Huffington Post : br> /p>
I think Bush cares much less for America than Castro cared for Cuba.p>From Doug Stych , Doug’s Darkworld: br> /p>
Castro is proof that the only way you stop a poor hispanic country from becoming Northern Mexico or simply another Cozumel is by giving the Americans the finger for 50 years. I am all for a democratic Cuba, as long as the Americans stay the hell out of their business, which is impossible for the republicans and certain shameless capitalists.
Much is made of the poverty in Cuba, that and the fact that Cubans flee Cuba is touted as the failure of the Cuban revolution. Unfortunately, people flee every Latin American country trying to get to the USA, so that doesn’t really mean much. And by any objective measure the typical Cuban is far better off in terms of crime, health care, and education than most people in other Latin American countries. More on point, how much of Cuba’s economy can be blamed on bad management…or on the effects of the USA embargo?p> John Goodrich
As for “Why didn’t he just hold elections if he was so popular?” I can think of two good reasons. The first is that the USA doesn’t care who wins elections, they only recognize elections if the USA chosen candidate wins. In the 1960s especially people remembered what had happened to the elected leader of Iran in 1953, the CIA’s first successful overthrow of a foreign government. The second reason is that if you allow opposition parties, guess what huge country is going to fund money and expertise to those parties to meddle in your countries internal affairs?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?