Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Fidel and Iran

Fidel Castro calls Iran on anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.  Good for him, and hopefully Hugo Chávez will listen at least a little bit the next time he praises the Iranian revolution.

Castro advised Ahmadinejad, a repeated Holocaust denier, to understand the "unique" history of anti-Semitism.
"I don't think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews," Castro told the magazine. "I would say much more than the Muslims. They have been slandered much more than the Muslims because they are blamed and slandered for everything. No one blames the Muslims for anything.
"The Jews have lived an existence that is much harder than ours," Castro told the magazine. "There is nothing that compares to the Holocaust."

Governments can have diplomatic and economic relationships with Iran without becoming terrorist threats, but that does not mean they should whitewash the regime.


leftside 12:56 PM  

You can engage in a strategic partnership with a country without "whitewashing" every statement and policy made by their current President. The US and almost every country in the world does it all the time? Why should Venezuela be held to a higher standard than we accept here at home?

And for the record, Chavez publicly disagreed with Ahmadinejad on the holocaust before Fidel did. So indeed, there is no whitewash on this issue.

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