September 25 2007
George W. Bush has predicted the victory of Hillary Clinton in pursuit of the Democratic nomination for president in 2008. On the Republican side he does not sound so sure who is going to win. AP reports that "Bush said Giuliani's popularity was a sign of how important the terrorism issue is to Republican voters."(1) Bush is correct analytically speaking. Usually Republican base voters would not tolerate Giuliani's social views and lifestyle.
With Republican Party fund-raising problems at a time in the political cycle when "mobilizing the base" is important, the military court under President Bush's command rushed to the rescue last night and reversed the court's decision on whether to prosecute the Guantanamo Bay detainees in a military court. Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr was not going to go to trial under the original decision of the court system. Now he will face prosecution if last night's decision of the military stands.(2)
The very next day, Bush made a speech in the UN bashing Castro and the Cuban delegation walked out and pointed to Guantanamo Bay again.(3) Guantanamo Bay is a colonial privilege of U.$. imperialists still wrongfully occupying a bit of Cuba.
If Bush were trying to say Castro should hold elections now, it was a clumsy way to go. Of course, Castro would win anyway.
For months the Florida media had declared Castro was literally dead and the supposedly so-exceptionally-repressive Cuban regime was just hiding the truth. Then Castro suddenly appeared and wrote several columns and then appeared in video format looking fine for a man of his age.
Most notably, Castro said it was he who saved Reagan's life in 1984 by alerting the united $tates of an assassination conspiracy. Even more notably Castro wrote that 9/11 was a U.$. conspiracy. He promoted a criminological scenario in which the attack on the Pentagon September 11 2001 was actually a missile, not a plane.
MIM would caution readers that Castro is saying something approximate about 9/11. Such is often the case in discussions by heads of state of assassination attempts and things like 9/11.
According to Castro, "the world will probably never know the truth about 9/11." That was very diplomatic of him and Bush's reply is totally unjustified. However, we would disagree with Castro. According to Mao, if the masses are motivated they can find the truth.