The Evil One has chosen to end his disgraceful rule:
An ailing, 81-year-old Fidel Castro resigned as Cuba’s president Tuesday after nearly a half-century in power, saying he will not accept a new term when parliament meets Sunday.
The end of Castro’s rule – the longest in the world for a head of government – frees his 76-year-old brother Raul to implement reforms he has hinted at since taking over as acting president when Fidel Castro fell ill in July 2006. President Bush said he hopes the resignation signals the beginning of a democratic transition.
“My wishes have always been to discharge my duties to my last breath,” Castro wrote in a letter published Tuesday in the online edition of the Communist Party daily Granma. But, he wrote, “it would be a betrayal to my conscience to accept a responsibility requiring more mobility and dedication than I am physically able to offer.”
Adios, scumbag. Countless Commies are weeping their beady little eyes out right now, but real Christians are tallying up your victims and offering hosannahs to the Almighty!
Redstate has a good post up on this subject.
The media, always willing to prop up a communist dictator, loves to talk about Castro’s survival. Next to Saddam Hussein’s electoral victories, it is one of the most fawning statements the media gives out to anyone.
Castro survived Eisenhower. Castro survived Kennedy. He survived Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush 41, and Clinton.
He won’t survive George W. Bush. For all you media types stopping by, let me repeat that so you can cry a little longer — Fidel Castro will not survive the reign of George W. Bush.
It is a sad day for America haters — the grand daddy champion of the champions of the underprivileged who don’t really care about the underprivileged has given up power in anticipation of meeting his maker on the short path to hell.
I couldn’t have said it any better myself.
George Bush’s Presidency has seen freedom spread from Afghanistan to Iraq, from Lebanon to Kosovo, from the Ukraine to Libya. Now our Southern neighbors are at the cusp of liberty, cleaning out an unpleasant cranny of Bolshevism in a back corner of our hemisphere. Fidel’s brother is a weakling whose power will fail. Fidel will be dead very, very soon. Cuba will join Christian world again in freedom and brotherhood.
God’s will be done! May God bless these United States!
UPDATE: An example of the sheer idiocy one would expect from the Left on this subject:
The history behind Cuba and the rise of Castro is complex, and I do not agree with him in any way that I am aware of, but I do have to admire the fact that he stuck it to the US for 49 years. With the way we like to go around and rearrange the world, the fact that he was able to stay that long is pretty interesting.
Hooray for Castro! He hated America just like the liberals do!
God, I hope when Cuba embraces democracy they let us expand Guantanamo and incarcerate these nuts in it. That couldn’t happen soon enough for me.
Update (by Psycheout): Apparently CNN sent an early morning email to its anchors ordering them to go easy on the communist dictator:
Smoking gun evidence about how the mainstream media and particularly CNN, which we have always referred to as the castro news network, is trying to sanitize castro’s legacy, EVEN NOW!
As if health care and education were a good enough excuse to violate human rights. We have to be fair now don’t we?
The shocking email is included in its entirety at the link.