Cas­tro’s Cuba a waste

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

I am an avid Wash­ing­ton Times reader who was born in pre-Cas­tro Cuba and saw Fidel up-close. I can sep­a­rate fact from the fan­tasy now be­ing ped­dled by left-wing com­men­ta­tors and politi­cians in the wake of Cas­tro’s death.

Cas­tro killed and tor­tured peo­ple caught try­ing to leave Cuba. I met one young fel­low Cuban whose legs were bro­ken many times be­cause he at­tempted to leave. Peo­ple are starv­ing, yet Cas­tro lived in lux­ury (in houses be­long­ing to friends of my fam­ily) and had bil­lions of dol­lars in­vested in free-mar­ket economies. (I know one of his in­vest­ment plan­ners, a polo-play­ing play­boy.) Mean­while Cuba’s en­tire econ­omy is in a sham­bles, hop­ing for tourist dol­lars to prop it up. The econ­omy in pre-Cas­tro Cuba saw the peso equal­ing the value of the Amer­i­can dol­lar.

Refugees from com­mu­nist coun­tries see Obama, the Clin­tons, et al for what they are: limou­sine lib­er­als who need to be flushed out of the sys­tem.

Cas­tro said he was pro-cap­i­tal­ist, then killed and tor­tured peo­ple who wanted out of his Cuba. Utopian com­mu­nism has killed too many mil­lions to count -- but that’s never men­tioned by left-wing po­lit­i­cal pun­dits, such as Ger­aldo Rivera.

I am Cuban and I have seen so­called “lib­er­als” wreak havoc on my coun­try, a na­tion with so much po­ten­tial. I would rather be back home, but not un­der leftist rule. What a waste.

GUILLERMO COW­LEY Wash­ing­ton

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