Thursday, September 09, 2010

Ooopss, Sorry, Nevermind

What a disgusting creep.
We were seated around a smallish table; Castro, his wife, Dalia, his son; Antonio; Randy Alonso, a major figure in the government-run media; and Julia Sweig, the friend I brought with me to make sure, among other things, that I didn't say anything too stupid (Julia is a leading Latin American scholar at the Council on Foreign Relations). ... [D]uring the generally lighthearted conversation (we had just spent three hours talking about Iran and the Middle East), I asked him if he believed the Cuban model was still something worth exporting.
"The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore," he said.
Let's get one thing right. The Cuban model worked brilliantly for him and his revolting cronies. It did not work very well for Cubans in general.


At 1:33 PM, Blogger Claude said...

This brings memories of our very own Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, visiting Castro, in 1976, with his wife Margaret, who called Castro "the sexiest man alive". She sang in Spanish for him. Pierre and Fidel thought of themselves as "intellectual soulmates." Great models for young Canadians! No wonder Canada has been socialised to death. We didn't have a clue!

Sometimes, I wonder why USA didn't send a few troops to welcome Pierre and Margaret back at the Ottawa Airport, and didn't seize our capital. It might have been fun to watch!

Oops! I shouldn't speak like that about a Canadian political heros. We have so few of them...

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Claude said...

Oops! It should have been hero. Forgive the spelling and the accent!


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