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Castro to Penn: I'm open to Obama [two could meet in Guantanamo Bay......]
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Posted on 11/26/2008 2:21:50 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Castro to Penn: I'm open to Obama

By Patrick Markey in Havana

Reuters

November 27, 2008 08:45am

CUBAN President Raul Castro is open to meeting US President-elect Barack Obama on neutral ground to try to resolve the island's four-decade-old feud with Washington, according to an interview with a US magazine.

Havana's latest overture came in a rare interview for The Nation conducted by US actor Sean Penn, who traveled to Cuba after meeting Castro ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and before Mr Obama won the US presidential election on November 4.

"You asked if I would accept to meet with (Obama) in Washington. I would have to think about it. I would discuss it with all my comrades in the leadership," Castro tells Penn in the interview published on The Nation's website.

"I think it would not be fair that I be the first to visit, because it is always the Latin American presidents who go to the United States first. But it would also be unfair to expect the president of the United States to come to Cuba. We should meet in a neutral place."

He suggested the two could meet in Guantanamo Bay, where the United States maintains a naval base, which Cuba considers a violation of its sovereignty.

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TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho2008; castro; commievote; dictators; gitmo; obama; obamatransitionfile
why not one of Castro's gulag's?
1 posted on 11/26/2008 2:21:50 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Fuc*** assholes both.


2 posted on 11/26/2008 2:23:09 PM PST by boomop1
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To: Sub-Driver

One word to Sean Penn. PUKEASS!


3 posted on 11/26/2008 2:25:14 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U
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To: Sub-Driver

Castro is now using Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High as a diplomatic envoy.

Cuba is in much more trouble than we ever imagined!


4 posted on 11/26/2008 2:25:40 PM PST by PGR88
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To: TribalPrincess2U
HS dropout, drug addicted, law breaking scumbag - Left hero!
5 posted on 11/26/2008 2:26:53 PM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: Sub-Driver

No one go see Milk. What a maroon.


6 posted on 11/26/2008 2:26:58 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Sub-Driver

“We should meet in a neutral place.”

I know a place - REALLY hot - just the way Castro likes it...


7 posted on 11/26/2008 2:28:55 PM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: jessduntno

Hussein and Raul could exchange opinions on their favorite passages from Marx.


8 posted on 11/26/2008 2:30:14 PM PST by RandyGH (Democrats--So far left they've left America)
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To: Sub-Driver

My prediction is that Obama will normalize relations with Cuba, probably in the first month.

My second prediction is that he will “convince” Castro to accept a very generous rent payment for Guantanamo, probably “convince” him to accept 40 years back payment at the newly increased rate, probably adding up to billions. And then recognize Cuban sovereignty over the base. It will become a joint Cuban/US base. Cuban patrol boats will operate out of the same base with US ships.

The prison will be closed and dismantled. The prisoners will be transferred to third countries. We won’t call it “rendition”. We’ll think of something else to call it.

Thats my prediction. I’m curious to see how far out of whack my crystal ball is.


9 posted on 11/26/2008 2:32:15 PM PST by marron
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To: PGR88


Why not? He was so helpful in New Orleans!
10 posted on 11/26/2008 2:36:34 PM PST by RetroSexual
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To: Sub-Driver

Sean Penn. Went full retard, went home empty handed...


11 posted on 11/26/2008 2:36:35 PM PST by MarkeyD (11-4-08 For the first time I can say I am ashamed of my country.)
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To: RandyGH

“Hussein and Raul could exchange opinions on their favorite passages from Marx.”

They would be too busy screaming from the burning fires...


12 posted on 11/26/2008 2:39:58 PM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: MarkeyD

LOL! He should have only gone half tard........


13 posted on 11/26/2008 2:41:37 PM PST by cmsgop
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To: Sub-Driver

Would Obama and the Castro brothers strike a deal which would allow Cuban baseball players to play Major League Baseball, and would Cuban cigars also soon be allowed to be legally sold throughout the U.S.?


14 posted on 11/26/2008 2:45:52 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Yes.


15 posted on 11/26/2008 2:46:50 PM PST by marron
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To: Sub-Driver
So bad-boy Sean Penn is our new "ambassador" to Cuba, huh?



"We, The unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much for so long, with so little, we are no qualified to do anything with nothing." - Unknown




16 posted on 11/26/2008 2:47:31 PM PST by FrankR (Where's Waldo ([W]here [A]re [L]egal [D]ocuments [O]bama? (i.e. birth certificate))
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL


17 posted on 11/26/2008 2:50:10 PM PST by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Yaelle

wouldn’t waste my money on anything he is in


18 posted on 11/26/2008 3:01:08 PM PST by Glacier Honey
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To: RandyGH

One of my favorite quotes from Marx: “ One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know.”


19 posted on 11/26/2008 3:07:29 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: marron

I would believe that even Rush Limbaugh would be more than willing to occasionally smoke some Cuban cigars, if he hasn’t possibly already done so.


20 posted on 11/26/2008 4:03:22 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: marron

There are also a lot of Cuban boxers who would do very well at the worldwide professional level, but there must also be close to five hundred present Cuban baseball players who would play in either the major leagues or in the minor leagues, if they are ever given the chance to do so.


21 posted on 11/26/2008 4:09:39 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: Sub-Driver

22 posted on 11/26/2008 4:46:05 PM PST by Daffynition ("Beauty is in the sty of the beholder." ~ Joe 6-pack)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Whats the point of being a gazillionaire if you can’t smoke the best cigars made anywhere?

I’m sure he has or does.

That, or he owns half-equity in a Cuban-seed tobacco farm and cigar factory in Dominican Republic, or something. I think I would.

cheers


23 posted on 11/26/2008 5:32:27 PM PST by marron
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