Wednesday, July 26, 2006

A stalwart

The following is jkust a excerpt fropm a CNN news item, it speeks for itself.

Castro, who will be 80 on August 13, made fun of his long-time ideological nemesis the United States in a speech in which he said more Cubans are reaching 100 thanks to the social services of his Communist government.

"But, our little neighbors to the north should not fear, I am not planning to be in office at that age," the left-wing firebrand said.

Castro spoke to 100,000 people at a rally in the eastern city of Bayamo, Cuba, on the anniversary of the assault he led on a military garrison in 1953 that sparked his revolution.

The Cuban leader has outlasted nine U.S. presidents and survived CIA assassination plots, invasion attempts and the collapse of his Soviet bloc benefactors.

4 comments:

Mummy Mel` said...

Castro has definitely achieved some great things in Cuba, even despite the massive stumblings blocs the US put in their way .At the same time I still think he's a harsh man to live under :S

bassChocolate said...

See now, which country is the REAL world superpower????

Shelly said...

I guess if the leaders of U.S. focus on war and their own agendas and Castro focus on social welfare - then automatically his own welfare will be improved. What you live for determines how and when you die...........Feed on toxins you mus dead fas!

Stunner said...

Castro is the real thing. Man no wonder why the US hates him so much, one of the few countries that stands up against them.