"[F]idel Castro is leaving on his own terms, at a time of his choosing. Neither invasion, nor covert operations, nor embargo, nor a steady strengthening of U.S. sanctions since 1992, nor the current Administration’s myriad efforts have forced him from office." — Phil Peters, "Without Fidel," The Cuban Triangle, February 19, 2008
Fidel Castro so hated the Cuban people that he would allow no impediment to stop him from brutalizing them for 49 years. Neither invasion, nor covert operations, nor embargo, nor sanctions, nor George W.'s ten thousand efforts could stop Fidel from fulfilling his destiny of destroying his country to spite the United States. And he "is leaving on his own terms and at a time of his own choosing" with the Grim Reaper scraping the back of his neck with his sickle and his legacy about to tossed on the ashcan of history.