Let's hope so. Fidel Castro has undergone surgery and provisionally handed over power to his younger brother Raul. Pardon me if I shed no tears. I mean, we could use some good news right about now. And Castro dead would be good news, indeed. I don't suppose I have ever wished for anyone's death, but in this case, I can make an exception. This could mean the liberation of the Cuban people and they deserve it. Please visit Val Prieto at babalublog, he says it all and very well:
"Update: There are thousands of Cuban-Americans out on the streets of Miami right now, all of them celebrating the possible demise of fidel castro. All of them cheering and carrying Cuban flags alongside Old Glory. You can here the shouts of "Libertad! Libertad! Libertad!' in the background on the news reports. It is, indeed, a joyous occassion. But I'd like all of you to know that behind each celebratory scream, behind every smile, behind every feeling of unbridled joy and desperate happiness, there are 47 years of tears. Forty seven years of frustration. Of anger. Of pain. Of loss. Of separated families and drowned brothers and sisters. These celebrations have been paid for in blood. And they are more than well deserved."