Thursday, February 14, 2008

Obsessions

What happens when you have too much time and nothing much to do? How do you fill those long, long hours?

If you are Fidel Castro, you spend your day trawling the Internet (hello, Fidel!), reading news reports from international newsagencies and then writing lengthy, barely coherent “editorials” that are automatically published in the official media under the grandiose headline, “Reflections from the Commander in Chief”.

Thus, the ailing dictator has now written not one, not two but three lengthy “commentaries” on John McCain, the US senator who is likely to win the Republican presidential nomination.

It seems Castro doesn’t like McCain much, describing the senator variously as uneducated, a liar, a warmonger of sorts and (wait for it) a tool of that sinister, all-purpose, ultra-secret cabal, the “Miami Mafia”.

"It is incredible that at this point in history, the Republican candidate, decorated as a hero, would become the pawn of that mafia,” Castro writes in the latest instalment. “No one who believes in himself would commit such a serious ethical mistake.”

Of course, being attacked by Castro is unlikely to have much of a negative impact on McCain’s chances, at least with his Republican base.

As for Castro, who has not been seen in public for more than 18 months and who is unlikely to survive whomever is elected US president in November ... he has promised a fourth “editorial” on McCain.

Bet you can hardly wait.

2 Comments:

Anonymous not amused said...

Of course, Herr Castro has never committed an "ethical mistake" in his entire life, but he's too modest to actually say so. Noblesse oblige, after all.

2:33 am  
Blogger Patrick Barry Barr said...

You said: "It seems Castro doesn’t like McCain much ..."

That is so unfortunate, considering that McCain absolutely loves Castro with all his heart and soul.

And I would like to assure you that your blog is the most "coherent" that I have ever encountered.

3:50 am  

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