This isn't necessarily the endorsement President Obama was looking for, but former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has called Obama's controversial Nobel win a "positive step" away from the policies of previous presidents. Castro, a longtime enemy of Washington, has frequently praised Obama since he took office, in a sharp turnaround from his stance on George W. Bush. "Many believe that he still has not earned the right to receive such a distinction," Castro wrote in the state media. "But we would like to see, more than a prize for the U.S. president, a criticism of the genocidal policies that have been followed by more than a few presidents of that country." RNC Chairman Michael Steele, meanwhile, continued his attack of the prize, sending out a fundraising letter to Republicans that mocked the committee's decision to award Obama.