Photo: Robot for U.S. President
A robot would govern the United States better, former Cuban President Fidel Castro says in column published Monday in official media.
In a brief article entitled “The Best President for the United States,” Fidel Castro took the opportunity to slam U.S. chief executive Barack Obama, “for whom, in his desperate quest for reelection, the dreams of (Martin) Luther King are more light years away than Earth is from the nearest habitable planet.”
In his opinion, worse still are the Republican hopefuls and the leaders of the Tea Party movement because any one of them “packs more nuclear arms on their backs than ideas about peace in their heads.”
The retired Cuban leader’s comments were inspired by a scientific news article about the creation of a nanocable that would allow the development of the first “quantum computer.”
“Isn’t it perhaps obvious that worst of all is the absence of a robot in the White House able to govern the United States and prevent a war that could put an end to our species?” Fidel Castro writes.
He also expresses his conviction that 90 percent of Americans, “particularly Hispanics, blacks and the growing number of an impoverished middle class, would vote for a robot.
Monday’s article is the second by Fidel Castro in less than a week after almost two months of silence.
The now-85-year-old leader of the Cuban Revolution left power in 2009 due to a grave illness, and delegated the post to younger brother Raul, who definitively assumed the presidency of the island in 2008.