Castro Resigns


Just breaking. FromReuters:

HAVANA (Reuters) –
Ailing Cuban leaderFidel Castro said on
Tuesday that he will not return to lead the country, retiring
as head of state 49 years after he seized power in an armed

“To my dear compatriots, who gave me the immense honor in
recent days of electing me a member of parliament … I
communicate to you that I will not aspire to or accept … the
position of president of council of state and commander in
chief,” Castro said in a statement published on the Web site of
the Communist Party’s Granma newspaper.

7 thoughts on “Castro Resigns

  1. Jude says:

    Oh, hell.
    Now the only hero for us leftist America-hating fascists is Hugo Chavez.
    And he doesn’t even have a beard!

  2. pansypoo says:

    and georgie is gonna fuck this up TOO!

  3. MapleStreet says:

    Pansy – he already has. I saw on the news a item on Shrub’s comments on the resignation.
    Now anyone with **ANY** sense at all would have opened the door to dialog and given a non-commital statement of: I heard he’s resigning. I hope that this will be an opportunity for our nations to heal their wounds. etc. etc. etc.
    Instead, Shrub made a belicose statement that he wanted to see this lead to open, democratic elections. Then to twist the sword more, Shrub added that these needed to be real elections (not phony manipulated banana republic elections like Ohio and Florida?).

  4. Well, NPR made a good point on the drive-home: Shrub’s leaving too.
    (Insert video of Snoopy doing the Happy Dance here)

  5. Anonymous says:

    happy dance? oh no. it will surely be more frenetic than that.

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