Castro Throws First Punch at Obama, Demands Return of Gitmo

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Will Obama Return Quantanamo To Cuba As Castro Demands?

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    HAVANA — Fidel Castro on Thursday threw his first punch at President Obama after several weeks of praise for the new leader, demanding the U.S. return Guantanamo Bay military base to Cuba and criticizing the U.S. defense of Israel.
    Castro's latest essay, published on an official Web site, came one week after he called Obama "intelligent and noble" and said he would cut back on his writings to prevent interfering with Cuban government decisions.

    The missive Thursday raised new questions about what role he maintains in policy-making, especially coming while his brother, President Raul Castro, was in Moscow on an official visit


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    That's kind of old news. Castro had that press release I believe last week. Yes I predict that Obama will turn Guantanomo over to the Cubans and begin normal relations. I'm part Cuban and I'm supportive of normal relations. After 50 years the embargo has not worked. Perhaps millions of Americans visiting Cuba will be enough to bring down the Communists.
     
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    He will return it and make it seem his idea.
     
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    and i will worship him for it...hallowed be his name...may he have many children and all his days be blessed...
     
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    how very nice for you.
     
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    it's ok...

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    It's great how the only people who have a "messiah worship" is people who keep calling Obama the messiah. (No Democrats that I've seen yet)

    Though most if not all of them most likely worship at the foot of the nearest Ronald Reagan statue. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    How is implying the guy is a masterful politician, 'messiah worship'? :cuckoo:
     
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    I'm cannot remember exactly sure how the lease on Gitmo reads.

    Ws it "for perpetuity" or for a specifeed period of time?

    If our lease is up, and Cuba doesn't want it renewed, then we ought to be good tenants and leave the property.

    That's what civilized nations do...they live up to their contracts.

    Otherwise?

    Well, why bother leaving? The rent is cheap enough.

    But as to normalizing relations with Cuba?

    We ought to do that, and we should have done that decades ago.

    And just think when we normalize relations, then all those extra Cuban doctors that the revolution has been training for the last 50 years can work here.

    I would love to visit Cuba. I'm told its a truly beautiful place.
     
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