Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Thursday declared passage of American health care reform “a miracle” and a major victory for Obama’s presidency, but couldn’t help chide the United States for taking so long to enact what communist Cuba achieved decades ago.
“We consider health reform to have been an important battle and a success of his (Obama’s) government,” Castro wrote in an essay published in state media, adding that it would strengthen the president’s hand against lobbyists and “mercenaries.”
And he said it was remarkable that the most powerful country on earth took more than two centuries from its founding to approve something as basic as health benefits for all.
“It is really incredible that 234 years after the Declaration of Independence … the government of that country has approved medical attention for the majority of its citizens, something that Cuba was able to do half a century ago,” Castro wrote.
You mean, like this? Or like that Spanish gastro-enterologist/oncologist with a full operating room Fidel had to import in order to get his surgery?
In any case, Fidel didn’t let the opportunity go to waste and also called Obama “fanatic believer in capitalist imperialism… who says stupid things.”
ObamaCare simply can’t buy Obama Fidel’s love.