Jewish World Review May 8, 2003 / 6 Iyar, 5763

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Why they love Castro | Liberals have long been blinded by a strange sort of attraction to Communist dictators…going back nearly 100 years. If you want to know the latest chapter in that sorry saga, here’s ‘The Real Deal.’

Throughout the day Tuesday, Americans watched a drama unfolding in the choppy waters off the Florida coast. Three Cuban refugees seeking the safety of American shores were stopped by a U.S. Coast Guard ship and ordered to give up their dream of reaching America. After all, that’s the Coast Guard’s job.

But the men resisted Coast Guard efforts, eventually throwing themselves into the ocean to avoid capture. When the Coast Guard officers threw the men life vests, they threw them back. When the exhausted men were thrown ropes to pull themselves to safety, they chose to let go instead. And when the Coast Guard later attempted to save their lives, the men swam away.

Why, you may ask, would these men behave so irrationally, and choose a watery grave to safety aboard a Coast Guard ship? There was, in fact, nothing irrational about these men’s actions: They knew that the punishment for seeking freedom in America, under Fidel Castro, is imprisonment, torture, and death. And any short-term rescue at the hands of the Coast Guard would lead to certain death at the hands of Castro.

Which leads me back to liberals’ love affair with Communist dictators like Fidel Castro.

As you know, we have been investigating Danny Glover’s political views this week-from his infatuation with Fidel Castro, to his blaming America for the 9/11 terror attacks, to his branding of George W. Bush as a “racist.”

For exposing the truth about MCI’s spokesman, Danny Glover’s supporters have branded me a racist. I guess, in Danny Glover’s eyes, that puts me in the company of President Bush. Not bad company to keep.

Hey Danny, in the words of President John Kennedy, “America may have its problems, but it’s never had to build a wall to keep its people in.”

And MCI, today’s shameful events illustrate, once again, that you have a Castro-loving, Bush-hating, blame-America-first spokesman who does your company a great disservice as its pitchman.

That is unless of course you also believe that George Bush is a racist, Fidel Castro deserves MCI’s support, and that September 11th was the fault of the American people, instead of Osama Bin Laden.

And that’s The Real Deal.

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