Wednesday, August 16, 2006

From The Times

I have blogged previously on the seemingly enduring love affair between Fidel Castro and many in the West who really should know better.

As far as I can see, the most obvious explanation for this rather bizarre phenomenon is a shared hatred of all things American, regardless of which US president is in office at the time. A case of, Castro, Si, Yanqui No.

Anyway, Stephen Pollard, a regular contributor at The Times in London, has had a go at the phenomenon in his latest column, and it's a ripper.

As Pollard explains, Castro is “one of the longest-standing abusers of human rights on the planet” and yet, he predicts, “when he does finally pop his clogs, the mourning of left-liberals will be intense”.

“Rationally," Pollard adds, "those who describe themselves as ‘progressive’ ought to be campaigning for Castro’s departure. Instead, when he does die, his image is likely to outsell even that of Che Guevara on the ubiquitous T-shirts.”

Read the whole thing here.


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