Fidel Castro has resigned as whatever he was in Cuba. Twenty years ago this would have been world news. Today it is another footnote in the shifting sands of world politics. Our President, George W. Bush, has his typical cowboy response.
“I believe that the change from Fidel Castro ought to begin a period of a democratic transition,” Bush said in Rwanda during a tour to Africa. “Eventually this transition ought to lead to free and fair elections. And I mean free and I mean fair.” (From the Washington Post).
Bush has to punctuate his comments by repeating, “And I mean free and I mean fair.” As if anyone in this world cares what he means. Bush spells pride with a capital ‘I’. He actually believes that the world revolves around him – around him personally. Bush stands at the podium and pounds his chest like a lowland gorilla, “Hey,” he shouts, “Look at me, I’m da Pressdent.”
President Bush completely fails to understand that his power comes from his office rather than from his personal charm and intellect. He reminds me of Khrushchev pounding his shoe on the table at the United Nations.
What a total embarrassment to this country.