In my opinion the Shah of Iran and Saddam Hussein both at one time were on our good side. Either which could be considered far worse towards their people then Fidel Castro. It's with that in mind I post the following information-- you decide whether you agree.
Fidel Castro's 2nd Interview With Barbara Walters On 20/20
Fidel Castro On "Face The Nation" (1959)
In My Opinion
I'm not going to pretend to be an international expert, but when we went to Aruba I was surprised how those people had to live away from the usual tourists spots. Homes had a PVC pipe laying on the ground alongside a dirt road supplying water for their homes. Three or four dogs chained outside their small homes to protect them. Mexico fared little better. Cuba by all measures is safer and has over all a better economy and provides better healthcare for the average citizen then those living in Jamaica, Haiti or the Dominican Republic.
We need to get off our high horse and quit politicizing every damn thing about how people live in other countries under whatever government ended up in rulership. These celebrations over Fidel's death disrespects many of the Cubans living on the island who feelings may run counter. United States is becoming not only ugly towards other nations but towards our own neighbors whom we disagree. I find it disgusting.
AMERICA SHOW SOME RESPECT !
Not everyone's hearts are filled with such hatred
This post was not meant to be in defense of Fidel, rather one which criticizes the intolerances of what we become as a nation. One which seems to relish and celebrate our differences among ourselves and others over those ties which should instead bond us between we and the commonality among peoples of other nations.