Fidel Castro Praises Obama's Nobel Win

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"Uh, thanks? I guess." Photo: Getty Images

In a column published today in Cuba's state-run media, Former Cuban President Fidel Castro praised the Nobel committee's controversial decision to award this year's prize to Barack Obama, sort of, saying "Many will say that he still hasn't earned the right to receive such distinction. We prefer to see in the decision, more than a prize for the president of the United States, a criticism of the genocidal policies that not a few presidents of that country have followed." He then went on to criticize the U.S. for policies on global warming, among other things. [Reuters]