November 22, 2005

YEAH, THOSE SUICIDE BOMBERS WILL JUST POUR OUT OF THE WOODWORK:

How should US prepare for a post-Castro Cuba? (Warren Richey, 11/23/05, The Christian Science Monitor)

Those in favor of taking bold action - namely, trying to stop Raul Castro from stepping into his brother's shoes - cite post-9/11 concerns that any failing or hostile nation may become a launching pad for terrorists seeking to attack the United States.

Those urging a more restrained approach stress Washington's less-than-impressive record in Cuba. Some point to the deadly insurgency in Iraq two years after what Bush administration officials had assumed would be a quick US military victory.

Many Cuba experts say Iraq and Cuba are completely separate scenarios, noting that political instability in Cuba is unlikely to result in the kind of protracted rebellion under way in Iraq.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 22, 2005 5:56 PM
Comments

What are you saying, oj? The Cubans are poor and have no outlet for their political frustrations. Surely they're all potential suicide bombers...

Posted by: b at November 22, 2005 6:16 PM

Any of them who believe in anything left.

Posted by: oj at November 22, 2005 6:24 PM

I cannot wait for the day Castro pere croaks, and I'm not worried about Raul stepping in. He ain't Fidel.

It's going to be a good show. All we have to do is step back and watch.

Posted by: Twn at November 22, 2005 6:27 PM

Raul's line will be "SHOW ME THE MONEY!"

Posted by: Sandy P at November 22, 2005 7:28 PM

All that beachfront property. And low low prices. They'll practically be giving it away. You're all be invited to my new Cuban villa for mojitos to celebrate.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at November 22, 2005 10:55 PM

The Beard has probably already given away options for all that beachfront property to all his Canadian and Euro friends. I wouldn't be surprised if half the Canadian Liberal Party leadership isn't already making plans to retire there. (Especially if there's no extradition treaty...)

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at November 22, 2005 11:43 PM

Raoul -- especially with Vietnam giving the death penalty for sex with 12 year olds.

Posted by: Randall Voth at November 23, 2005 2:21 AM

Let Cubans figure out the next step for themselves.

Posted by: erp at November 23, 2005 10:54 AM
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