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Post time 2006-8-2 08:10:30 |Display all floors
(08-01) 11:05 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP) --

With Cuban President Fidel Castro ailing, the State Department raised the possibility Tuesday of a
democratic transition on the island and said the United States is prepared to support such a step.

Castro, who underwent surgery for an intestinal problem, surrendered power temporarily to his brother,
Raul, No. 2 in the chain of command.

Spokesman Sean McCormack said the United States has no doubt that the Cuban people are weary
of communist rule
after 47 years and are eager to choose their leaders rather than having them
imposed on the country.

"We believe that the Cuban people aspire and thirst for democracy and that given the choice they
would choose a democratic government," he said.

The White House said it is monitoring the health crisis of the Cuban leader.

"In the event that Cuba does start to make a transition to a democracy, the United States and the
American people will do everything that we can to stand by the Cuban people in their aspirations for
democracy," McCormack said.

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Post time 2006-8-2 08:13:12 |Display all floors

Cuba may become another State of the USA

They Celabrate in Miami!

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Post time 2006-8-2 08:22:09 |Display all floors

Oh, That So?

So would there be another Bay of Pigs excursion?  Real pice of glorious victory that was.

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Post time 2006-8-2 09:28:49 |Display all floors

They are excited in Miami !

"Cuban Exiles in Miami Hopeful Castro Illness May Bring Change
By Lisa Ferdinando
01 August 2006

Cuban exiles in Miami are celebrating the news that Cuban President Fidel Castro has temporarily handed power over to his brother Raul. But the joy has been tempered with calls for caution.

Havana has not released further details about the condition of the 79-year-old Communist leader. The
transfer of power is the first known time that Castro has ceded power.

Cuban state-run television said late Monday that Mr. Castro suffered an intestinal problem with
sustained bleeding and would need several weeks to rest.

But Cuban exiles are celebrating the news in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. They are hoping for
political change after nearly five decades of Mr. Castro's rule."

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Post time 2006-8-2 09:30:32 |Display all floors

I'm Sure

I'm sure the Dalai's entourage also danced and drank champagne when Mao passed away.  

Did it make any difference?

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Post time 2006-8-2 09:31:07 |Display all floors

Bay of pigs....

...would NEVER of happened iif the President was Republican.

The Cubans do hate JFK so much.

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Post time 2006-8-2 09:34:27 |Display all floors

But But But But

The Korean War would not have happened if MacArthur was not so cowboy.

The Vietnam War woudl not have happened if the Americans did not lie about the Bay of Tonkin.

It's been 60 years and America still does not admit its wrongheaded ways.

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