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Pajamas Media:

By now most PJM readers have heard about or looked at Atlantic magazine correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg’s scoop of the year — his invitation to travel to Cuba and have an exclusive meeting with Fidel Castro. The dictator, it seemed, read Goldberg’s Atlantic cover story about Iran and Israel, and requested that Goldberg travel to Cuba so he could talk about the issue with him.snip

Castro’s message to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, was not so abstract, however. Over the course of this first, five-hour discussion, Castro repeatedly returned to his excoriation of anti-Semitism. He criticized Ahmadinejad for denying the Holocaust and explained why the Iranian government would better serve the cause of peace by acknowledging the “unique” history of anti-Semitism and trying to understand why Israelis fear for their existence.snip


The next installment of the interview with Castro then presented another shocker. Said the old revolutionary: “The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us any more.” Julia Sweig of the Council on Foreign Relations, who accompanied Goldberg, explained that what Castro meant is that “he wasn’t rejecting the ideas of the Revolution. I took it to be an acknowledgment that under ‘the Cuban model’ the state has much too big a role in the economic life of the country.” She interprets this as meaning he is trying to pave the way for allowing more privatization of the kind his brother Raul is supposedly trying to implement.snip
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shoutGeee! Like the new look! Thanks for the post.

 

The closer to the grave he gets........the more sanity he regains.

 

"Ooooooooops! I may have made a mistake about communism................s-o-r-r-y." Have a cigar.

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