Elián González Bashes U.S., Reignites Cold War


Apparently unimpressed by President Obama’s polite gesture/Chamberlain-esque appeasement of Raúl Castro today, Elián González, who is now a 20-year-old engineering student at a military school in Cuba, had some harsh words for the United States. “Just like [my mother], many others have died attempting to go to the United States. But it’s the U.S. government’s fault. Their unjust embargo provokes an internal and critical economic situation in Cuba,” he told CNN at the World Festival of Youth and Students in Ecuador. Lest there be any doubt about his feelings concerning the nation he was famously returned to in 2000, he added, “Fidel Castro for me is like a father. I don’t profess to have any religion, but if I did my God would be Fidel Castro.”