explain to me again...
why castro is still alive?
i mean, why haven't we gotten rid of this little third world dictatorship yet?  i know that there are dozens of countries like this around the world, but why the hell do we suffer one in our own backyard?  it's not like we have to worry about the u.s.s.r. coming to their rescue, another bay of pigs is not happening.  for the most part, we have managed to keep this sort of virulent assholism out of the americas.  a country from which people risk their lives daily to try to get to america.  a country that oppresses it's people under a cruel regime.  in the middle east and asia, we have to worry about overall regional effects.  what is our excuse here?  it would take little or no military effort to rescue cuba.  anyone that tries to make the argument that castro has just as much a right to rule as anyone else is obviously wacky, there is no doubt anywhere that castro and his government are a throwback that need to be removed.
there is obviously at least some popular support in the country to get rid of him, and judging by what i have seen and heard it is not uncommon among people not afraid to speak their minds (no small proposition there).  so why is this dinosaur still in power?  he's what, four thousand years old? why do we tolerate this midevil cruelty, right outside our own border?
arg.  i just don't understand.
steve says it better than i.
the link above is from a cuban american.  read it again, and then explain to me why this is still happening.



howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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