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December 4, 2007

AP Pretends Cuba Is a Democracy

As most everyone knows, Cuba has been a communist dictatorship since Fidel Castro seized power by force in 1959, since which there have been no meaningful elections. Political dissidents are imprisoned or killed, as are those caught trying to escape the country.

But it's only been half a century, so news of these developments has not yet reached the clueless moonbats at AP. Get a load of this:

HAVANA (AP) — City council officials in eastern Cuba nominated Fidel Castro for a parliament seat Sunday, a position the ailing 81-year-old must hold if he wants to remain the communist-run island's president after national elections in January. […]
Members of municipal assemblies in Castro's home province of Santiago nominated him for parliament, known as the National Assembly. If he agrees to be a candidate and is re-elected during national elections Jan. 20, Castro will remain in the running for another term as Council of State president.
Cuba elects National Assembly members every five years. Several weeks after a new slate of members is chosen, parliament convenes to choose the Council of State. Castro has held the council's presidency since it was created in 1976. Previously Cuba's prime minister, he has been the nation's unchallenged leader since leading a successful revolution 1959.

Unchallenged? Why did the thousands executed by Castro's pet fiend Che Guevara die, if not because they were suspected of challenging the Left's beloved Comandante? But I'm forgetting: Guevara was a Hero of the People, just like Cuba is a democracy.

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A "Balsero" used to escape Castro's democratic paradise.

Hat tip: NewsBusters, on a tip from Cheetah.

Posted by Van Helsing at December 4, 2007 10:08 AM

Comments

So, next they can pretend that Zimbabwe is prosperous, and Iran is gay-friendly.

Posted by: V the K at December 4, 2007 11:36 AM

There are no homosexuals in IRAN !!! Theyve solved that problem by killing them all - except for the mullahs themselves who routinely pack each others fudge and that of young suicide bomber volunteers that they send to Iraq.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 4, 2007 11:43 AM