The left and their flimsy excuses for Fidel Castro
Lately, we've been hearing a lot of predictable drivel from George Galloway, Harriet Harman and others defending Fidel Castro which brings to mind that old cliche "He may be a son-of-a-bitch, but he is our son-of-a-bitch".
George Galloway was recently interviewed on Channel 4 News. When asked about the lack of democracy in Cuba, he responded that Cuba has been under siege from America for nearly 50 years, and that when you're at war, you have to suspend democratic norms.
It's funny, but the right wing fascists who defend Augusto Pinochet make exactly the same argument: that Pinochet was defending Chile from the threat of communism and that when you're at war, you have to suspend democratic norms. Thankfully, Chile is now a liberal democracy, the same unfortunately cannot be said for Cuba.
It's funny how the left were all clamouring for Augusto Pinochet to be put on trial for human rights abuses, yet they continue have a soft spot for good old Fidel Castro. What a bunch of hypocrites!