The world finally saw photos of the ailing Cuban dictator and madman, dressed all in red, in his hospital bed. He is hospitalized in an undisclosed place with an undisclosed diagnosis. He apparently had surgery for an intestinal bleeding problem. At his age that would usually indicate cancer, colonic diverticuli or something like an angiodysplasia of the colon. Of course colon cancer would be of greatest concern, but we will probably be kept in the dark until near the end if that is the diagnosis.
Castro was visited by his brother Raul and his good friend and fellow madman, Venezuelan President Hugo Chaves. They are shown looking at a picture of Castro with his prominent beard. The other possibility is that the man in the bed is not Castro and is only a look a like and they are showing him a picture of the man he is pretending to be in order to fool the people. Surely, they wouldn’t try to dupe the people with a trick like that.
Other visitors piled into the hospital during the weekend including: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Mahmoud just wanted to compare beards since he and Castro have been voted as having the ugliest beards in the world. Mahmoud has been a little embarrassed that he can not grow a full beard like other Muslim men. Other visitors were Kim Jong of North Korea who arrived with a fresh haircut and came with his American friends Jimmy Carter and Susan Surandon. Cindy Sheehan was going to make the trip but had to cancel to go to the emergency room at a Waco hospital suffering from exhaustion because of her liquid fast and the Texas heat. Osma bin Laden was reported to have also visited but he stayed confined to the basement of the hospital and sent a videotape to Fidel’s room. Dan Rather covered the event which will be aired on a special edition of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. Cooper is currently doing a little medical research to show how Castro’s medical problem is all George Bush’s fault and related to global warming.