Liberals worldwide gave wishy-washy, weak responses to the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. President Barack Obama was right at the forefront.
After the president offered “a hand of friendship to the Cuban people,” he actually sent “condolences to the family of Fidel Castro,” a man responsible for countless murders.
And in a three paragraph flowery statement on the oppressive and murderous despot he still, as he often does, managed to find a way to praise himself.
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) November 26, 2016
Compare that the succinct and strong response of President-elect Donald Trump earlier.
Contrast Trump’s statement to the rest of these far left world leaders who bowed at the altar of Castro on Saturday, starting with former president Jimmy Carter.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) November 26, 2016
Disgusting. God forbid he mention the word freedom, or liberty. https://t.co/eFopto6MCq
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) November 26, 2016
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was particularly pathetic.
— peter zein (@peterzein) November 26, 2016
It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.
Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.
While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”.
I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.
On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.
— BuZuS (@zsBuZuS) November 26, 2016
U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn praised the man who persecuted gays and minorities as a “champion of social justice.
“Fidel Castro’s death marks the passing of a huge figure of modern history, national independence and 20th-century socialism,” he said.
“From building a world class health and education system, to Cuba’s record of international solidarity abroad, Castro’s achievements were many.
“For all his flaws, Castro’s support for Angola played a crucial role in bringing an end to Apartheid in South Africa, and he will be remembered both as an internationalist and a champion of social justice.”
Corbyn on Castro: “he will be remembered as a champion of social justice”. He ordered his secret police to persecute gays and “deviants”.
— Alex Wickham (@WikiGuido) November 26, 2016
Corbyn’s statement on Castro is disgraceful. “For all his faults” – he executed people, oppressed & actually wanted the US to be nuked.
— Adam Payne (@adampayne26) November 26, 2016
Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone had a similar response as he called the dictator an “absolute giant of the 20th Century’” and “beacon of light all over Latin America.”
Jimmy Carter, Justin Trudeau, Jeremy Corbyn, Ken Livingstone. All who we thought they were.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) November 26, 2016
EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker chimed in with praise, as well.
— Jean-Claude Juncker (@JunckerEU) November 26, 2016
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto called Castro a “friend of the Mexican people.”
— ABC News (@ABC) November 26, 2016
They were joined by the presidents of Sri Lanka and India.
The iconic leader of an era of revolution bids farewell to the world. Rest in peace, Comrade Fidel Castro.
— Maithripala Sirisena (@MaithripalaS) November 26, 2016
Heartfelt condolences on sad demise of Cuba’s revolutionary leader, former President & friend of India, Fidel Castro #PresidentMukherjee
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) November 26, 2016
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