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Fidel’s Friend on the U.S. Olympic Team

A wrestler was asked what person he would most like to meet, living or dead. He said Castro. To wring his neck? No, he just likes the guy. You can read the whole sad story here, at Babalú. But you shouldn’t be too hard on our wrestler: He simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about, when it comes to Castro and Cuba — like most Americans (or many). Hell, if I believed everything I was taught in Ann Arbor, I’d be blogging for Mother Jones (if they have one). And things may be looking up: Even Al Sharpton has tipped against Castro. (He demonstrated outside the Cuban Consulate in New York recently, in favor of black political prisoners.) If the Cuban dictatorship has lost the Reverend Sharpton . . .

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