Friday, December 21, 2007

Douche Bag Of The Week: Fidel Castro

Get this senile Douche Bag of the Week:

Ailing leader Fidel Castro says he doesn't intend to cling to power forever, saying in a letter read on state television that he does not want to stand in the way of a younger generation. [My notation: What? Your effing 81, on death's door bed, and now you think you shouldn't stand in anyone's way? I suppose this is his version of controlling his legacy.]

The 81-year-old Castro has not been seen in public since he temporarily ceded his powers to his younger brother Raul 16 months ago after undergoing emergency intestinal surgery. He has not said when — or even if — he will permanently step aside.

"My elemental duty is not to cling to positions, or even less to obstruct the path of younger people, but to share experiences and ideas whose modest worth comes from the exceptional era in which I lived," Castro wrote in the final paragraph of a lengthy letter Monday discussing the Bali summit on global warming.

Castro's thoughts about power and making way for younger leaders were similar to past comments, including those before he fell ill. [My notation: Yah, right.]

Castro officially remains the president of Cuba's Council of State, making him the country's head of government. Several times a week he pens essays, many of them on international issues that are carried on state media.
I'm not dictator for life, I'll just be in complete control until I die.

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