Fidel Castro is back at the podium after four years out of the limelight. Brother Raul Castro sat on the sidelines where he will likely be relegated until Fidel's next hospitalization. The chamber of the National Assembly of People's Power adored him, cheered wildly, and sent kisses his way. The "comandante" took the opportunity to tell the people he is certain Barack Obama is man-enough to avoid a nuclear showdown with Iran, and that a nuclear war rests solely on Obama's shoulders.
`One man alone will have to make the decision: The president of the United States,'' Castro said, because Iran will not bow to U.S. and Israeli demands to halt its nuclear program.
If Obama approves an attack on Iran, he added, he will trigger a war that will spread through the Middle East and Asia and cause ``the instantaneous death of hundreds of millions people, among them an incalculable number of people in his own country.''
The ``established order of the planet ... will inevitably collapse, the reigning social order will disappear abruptly'' and all currencies will be worthless, he added.
Castro noted that ``as luck would have it, ,'' Obama's father was Muslim and his mother was Christian and added he hoped the U.S. president will become conscious of the threat to world peace.
In comparison, he called Richard Nixon a ``cynic,'' branded Ronald Reagan and Harry Truman as ``ignorant'' and called Jimmy Carter ``a decent person.''