Friday, December 07, 2007

Quote of the day

"It is painful to see such a warm, friendly people in such dire straits. But, truly, these people smile more than any people in misery I have ever encountered."

Steve Rose, a journalist with the Kansas Community Newspapers group, after a “fact finding” 10 day trip through Cuba. Although Mr Rose says he did not tell anyone he was a journalist, he had a Government-appointed guide, who dutifully told him that Cubans live in misery "because of the embargo". Of course.


Anonymous realpolitik said...

Isn't the embargo wonderful? An all-purpose scapegoat, and evidently plenty of people buy it as sold by the pure-as-snow and impeccable Cuban dictatorship, I mean government. As the old Bolcheviks figured out long ago, useful fools are indeed useful.

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