Fidel Castro turns 85 today

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    Fidel Castro, a thorn in the side of America for 50 years, turns 85 today. When he became leader of Cuba Ike was President. From almost causing the destruction of the planet (Cuban missile crisis) to a possible involvement in JFK's assassination and the exodus of Cubans to the US, Castro has been the boogieman next door. Our infatuation with him has allowed our government to legally allow illegals from Cuba to become citizens automatically upon setting foot on our soil. Even today when his power is substantially diminished we have not normalized relations with Cuba. Why? We trade freely with China and Russia yet a few miles from our shore there is an island that is starving for modern goods. It is past time to open the doors to Cuba, to get rid of the double standards in regards to citizenship, have trade and get the tourism industry going.
     
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    Meh, let me know when he dies. Then I'm interested.
     
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    Living well is the best revenge, they say.

    Fidel has outlived his contemporary opponents.

    ALL of them are gone, but he's like a Timex watch.
     
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    Fidel Castro will go down as one of the greatest leaders of the last century.

    He freed his country from the American mafia and turned it into a self-directed nation.

    Castro was a Patriot who loved his nation and its people.

    And all Cuban's should be grateful for his leadership and guidance.

    Hopefully, someday America will be blessed with such a man to lead our country. :cool:
     

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