February 19, 2008

End of an Era

Fidel Castro just stepped down as President of Cuba. Health issues. But don't hold your breath for Democratic Revolution just yet, he's handing over power to his brother Raul. How does transferring power from an 81 year old to a 76 year old move anything forward, I wonder.

In other fading dictatorship news, Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf political party just took a bath in parliamentary elections. He should have stuck with the dictatoring. If he could win elections, he wouldn't have needed to gain power in a coup in the first place.

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