by David Downs
Fidel Castro doesn't go easy on dissidents, but even crazies can speak truth to power. May 31, 2010, Castro penned "The Empire and Drugs," an essay on how America and England invented cocaine, and were enriched by the global trafficking in opium. He closes with: "We will have to ask the great power supported by close to one thousand bases and seven fleets accompanied by nuclear aircraft carriers and thousands of fighter planes with which it tyrannizes the world, to explain to us how it is going to solve the drug problem." That's easy: by doing the same thing that hasn't worked for the last 40 years. Duh.