Then he went to Argentina and did the tango.
Okay, we all know about that, but you'd like to think the whole debacle wasn't a total loss. You'd hope that Obama made some inroads with the Communist island. After all, Obama knows communism--his parents and most of his family and friends were Communists .
But just a few days after Obama jetted off to Argentina after his 3-day Cuban visit, the Communist government's newspaper published an op-ed piece by Fidel Castro that attacked Obama.
In the piece, Fidel, 89, wrote of Obama saying, "My modest suggestion is that he reflects and doesn't try to develop theories about Cuban politics."
The visit by Obama was supposed to build momentum in the relationship with the Cuban government and convince them that we no longer have the intention of trying to overthrow the Castro regime. But Fidel's op-ed piece basically mocked Obama's feeble efforts to that end.
Castro broke down Obama's speech, sentence-by-sentence, and engaged in an ex-post facto dialogue with our clueless leader.
Castro pointed out perceived insults from the speech and said that Obama failed to credit the Castro brothers' prohibition of racial segregation when they came to power in 1959. "Obama delivered a speech in which he used the most honeyed words to say: 'It's high time to forget the past, lets's leave the past behind, look to the future, let's look at it together, a future of hope. And it will not be easy, there will be challenges, and to those we will give time, but my stay here gives me further hope of what we can do together as friends, as family, as neighbors, together,'" the dictator Castro wrote.
It seems clear that Fidel has Obama's number when it comes to bull crap. He must realize that Obama believes that his own words are magical, like he thought that going to an Islamic madrassa as a kid in Indonesia would make things good with the Islamic world. But Obama is clueless.
"Nobody should be under the illusion that the people from this noble and selfless country will renounce to the glory and the rights, and to the spiritual wealth it has earned with the development of education, science and culture," Fidel wrote.
Fidel ended his piece with a satirical jab at Obama and his minions over his strong desire to increase business ties with the Cubans. He cites how Obama claims that re-establishing economic ties with the U.S. will be an economic boon to Cuba, whose centrally planned economy has struggled to escape from over-dependence on imports and a chronic shortage of hard currency.
On that note, Castro said that "I warn you that we are capable of producing the food and material wealth we need with the effort and intelligence of our people. We do not need the empire to give us nothing. [did he intend the double negative?]. Our efforts will be legal and peaceful, because it is our commitment to peace and brotherhood of all human beings living on this planet."
Except for the Cuban "brothers" he, Raul and Che killed to get to the dictatorship for which they fought so hard.