Thursday, February 21, 2008

Castro ... and his apologists

There is a terrific editorial in this morning's edition of The Australian newspaper on Fidel Castro's announcement that he is giving up some of his official positions ... and on those Western intellectuals who continue to support (and apoligise for) the dictator.

Here is just a snippet:

Deprived of the ballot box, Cubans have voted with their feet, or rather their flippers. About two million Cubans have fled across the water to Florida since 1959 in search of political freedom and economic opportunity. More than 70,000 drowned in shark-infested waters in the attempt. To the best of our knowledge, only one person has so far swum in the opposite direction, Australia's own Susie Maroney - and she stayed long enough only to collect a medal and catch a plane home.

You can read the entire editorial here.

And while you are there, you may want to stop by and read a commentary I wrote for the paper, which is also published this morning.


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