Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Our "Old Friend" Fidel?
The Congressional Black Caucus has been to visit Fidel.
"It was quite a moment to behold," Lee said, recalling her moments with Castro.
“It was almost like listening to an old friend,” said Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Il.), adding that he found Castro’s home to be modest and Castro’s wife to be particularly hospitable.
“In my household I told Castro he is known as the ultimate survivor,” Rush said.
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Ca.) said Castro was receptive to President Obama’s message of turning the page in American foreign policy.
"He listened. He said the exact same thing" about turning the page "as President Obama said," said Richardson.
This is quite incredible. It's like they'd met freakin' Eric Clapton or something!
Seriously, Castro is like an "old friend"? I don't think the folks at Cuban blog Babalu would agree with that. Unless your old friends are Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, or maybe Hitler, I can't see much resemblance.
Since we've decided to alienate Britain and our other traditional European allies, now Cuba is going to be our friend? This is a shaky path. Frightening.