Tuesday, August 08, 2006


As Castro Goes...

Stanley Kurtz talks about Castro at National Review Online , but he’s also speaking volumes about other rogue states:

We need to appreciate the immensity of Castro’s achievement in preserving Cuba’s Communist dictatorship for 17 years after the collapse of his chief patron, the Soviet Union. It’s remarkable that, absent any great-power protection, and even after becoming, without Soviet subsidies, a permanent economic basket-case, Castro’s regime has not collapsed.
Let that be a lesson to those who wait for the collapse of regimes in Iran, North Korea, or Palestine because of long-term economic failure and/or economic sanctions.

Collapse may be inevitable, but that doesn’t make it imminent.

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