Speaking Up

Castro to Ahmadinejad: Leave the Jews Alone

Does this release him from the “Axis of Evil”? Cuban Leader Fidel Castro attacks Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his anti-Semitism in an interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg. Quotes include, “I don't think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews,” and "The Jews have lived an existence that is much harder than ours. There is nothing that compares to the Holocaust." More remarkably, Castro expresses regret about his behavior during the Cuban Missile Crisis when he urged the Soviet Union to nuke the United States. “After I've seen what I've seen, and knowing what I know now, it wasn't worth it all,” Castro says. Castro invited Goldberg to meet with him after reading his Atlantic cover story about Israel and Iran.