BY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF
The Good Lord Protected Me From
An unusual news item appeared a few
minutes ago, coming from EFE and REUTERS. I am going by the
Spanish version: "One day, the Good Lord will take Fidel Castro
This wasnít said in a pious church. Our man spoke
at the Naval Academy in Newport, just as he had done at West Point,
where he uttered the famous phrase about what dozens of dark
corners of the world could expect. He was answering a question,
clearly well thought out, about the situation in Latin America,
made by a Colombian graduate of the Academy. What a coincidence!
Immediately, as if he were anxious to say
something about Cuba and at the same time complaining with the
Good Lord, he added: "There is only one non democratic country in
our neighborhood and that's Cuba. I strongly believe that the
people of Cuba ought to live in a free society. Itís in our
interest that Cuba become free and itís in the interest of the
Cuban people that they donít live under an antiquated form of
government that has just been repressive.
Earlier he had promised: "We shall continue
pressing hard for freedom in Cuba."
Then, as bold as you like, the spokesman of the
White House National Security Council, Gordon Johndroe, when asked
whether Bush was hoping for Castroís death, replied: "The
President was speaking about an inevitable event." It would appear
that the brilliant official and his boss are going to live for
thousands of years.
Now I understand why Iíve survived the plans laid
by Bush and the presidents who ordered my assassination: the Good
Lord has protected me.
Fidel Castro Ruz
June 28, 2007