Thursday, February 14, 2008

Fidel & Henry Agree: McCain's Not "Ethical" Enough to Be President

"It seems incredible that in this day and age, the Republican candidate, honored as a hero, should have become an instrument of that [Miami] mafia. No one who has any respect for himself would be guilty of so grave an ethical offense."Fidel Castro, "Reflections of the Comandante," Granma, February 12, 2008

Which do you prefer? An instrument of the Miami "mafia" or an instrument of Fidel Castro? Never in 49 years has Fidel Castro had more at stake in a U.S. election than he does now. If Obama is elected he might just find the will to live to see the consummation of his life's work. Killing an American president didn't do much for him, destroying another one only turned that president into a lapdog after he left office, and blackmailing a third only succeeded in getting the U.S. to implement the "Wet Foot/Dry Foot" policy.

With Barack Obama, Fidel will finally be in a position to dictate American policy towards Cuba. Not that Obama is himself a mole (that remains to be shown), but he is surrounded by moles, including Greg Craig, Obama's "Czar on Cuba." Craig, of course, is the lawyer who represented the Castro regime in the Elián case and provided his own home as a "safehouse" after Elián's kidnapping at gunpoint. Of course, Fidel Castro has many allies in the media to conceal his co-opting of the Obama campaign. We have seen this in the muted coverage of the Che-Obama affaire.

In view of these facts, any Cuban exile, Cuban-American or "American-Cuban" who supports Obama or dumps on McCain (which is the same thing) is guilty of the crime of lese-patrie, whether his primary allegiance is to Cuba or the U.S.

11 comments:

Ms Calabaza said...

MAT,

I have a great toon on this in my blog today. Check it out!

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

ms. calabaza:

Yes, we shall all of us be screaming before long.

Ms Calabaza said...

MaT:

actually I meant the elephant toon. By the way, I had a hard time going to sleep last night after the Ortega quote u posted! Wow!

Vana said...

Seems our polical animal is in agreement with castro, scary

Anonymous said...

Well stated. This a line which none of us should cross. I admit to being a Democrat, but I will never ever vote for Obama. This year, I will certainly vote for McCain. I can trust that I will never see McCain sitting down to talks with the Castros. Like you said, Obama will begin negotiations one month after inauguration.

Ms Calabaza said...

MaT,

do you believe Castro is really "writing"? I get the feeling the old coot is half-dead and someone is writing this stuff to keep him alive in the mind of the people. Had you read anything by him previous to his reclusiveness of the last year?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

ms. calabaza:

I do not doubt that Fidel is being helped or even edited, but there is still enough of his imprimatur on those "reflections" to admit of no other attribution. They share the same rambling structure of his speeches; the same catalogues of useless (mis)information; and the same self-importance masquerading as humility.

Fidel, by the way, is not the only Castro to cultivate the arts. Raúl Castro inaugurated the Havana Book Fair and declared to the astonishment of all that he sometimes reads two books at the same time.

Ms Calabaza said...

Two books at the same time? Corin Tellado and Danielle Steele?

Agustin Farinas said...

Ms. Calabaza,
Not Corin Tellado or Danielle Steel.
The only thing realted to steel Raul reads are Stalin's memories
Quote: "I won't allow anyone to speak ill of Stalin in my presence".
Or perhpas another book called: "A Hundred and one ways to dupe our enemies into believeing there is an opennig". This latest one seems to be making a lot of converts and admirers among the intelligensia in the US and Europe. But then, there is no better fool than one who wants to be duped.

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