Castro convertible: Long-time Cuban dictator finally admits Communism
Friday, September 10th 2010, 4:00 AM
What next? A razor with lubricating strips and a clean-shaven look?
At age 84, after a half century of promoting world revolution, Fidel
Castro is taking a fresh approach to life.
Asked by Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic
magazine, whether Cuba's economic system was still worth exporting to
other countries, Castro replied: "The Cuban model doesn't even work for
He also expressed regret for advising Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev
to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S. during the Cuban missile crisis.
And he called on buddy Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, to stop
denying the Holocaust.
Castro said Ahmadinejad ought to understand that the Jewish view of
Israel as a nonnegotiable safe haven has a lot to do with a 2,000-year
history of being reviled, persecuted and subjected to mass murder. True
enough. Live and learn.