Cuban doctors vs Bush’s US floating militaristic showtime

The bankruptcy of US foreign politcy in Latin America will become highlighted later this week when Bush deploy’s himself into Latin America with a Navy ‘floating hospital’ in tow. What the world will see is Top Gun military doctor Dubya diplomat in action, and it is assured ahead of time, to underwhelm rather than ‘shock and awe’.

The gigantic US navy war vessel accompanying the donkey is to perform surgeries at high cost to the US taxpayer, and minimal real long term medical value (if any) to the chronically malnourished and ill of Latin America.

Meanwhile, Cuban doctors quietly and with little fanfare continue to run medical clinics in country after country when allowed to do so, and Hugo Chavez continues to offer low cost fuel supplies to the not so well off, in addition. The main tool the dumbest ass neo-con gringo rulers have to provide in response, is an creased militarization everywhere in the region using the drug war as excuse. Cops, soldiers, prisons, death squads, and neo-liberal imperialist inforced privatization is DC’s way to winning ‘hearts and minds’! What a formula for success!

Eventually Washington’s war on many fronts will turn into defeat on many fronts. Nowhere is that day nearing faster than in Latin America. Imagine the ridicule that this Pentagon ‘floating hospital’ will arouse. The US is widely known as providing inadequate medical care to its own population(to children in Texas, for just one example), let alone to other nations. While the Pentagon is most noted for its constant ‘collateral damage’ to innocents, not being any angel of mercy.

Latin America will watch as Bush hobnobs with ruling elites that the mass of people despise rather than considering them as potential saviours from their economic insecurity. People need help, and America offers up a clown and a media circus. What a contrast to the Cuban doctors doing real work. US elite intellectual bankruptcy at its finest.

1 thought on “Cuban doctors vs Bush’s US floating militaristic showtime

  1. Avatarjonah

    A one-time visit by Navy doctors?

    Far out, man!

    That reminds me of Castro with his “600 Cuban Soldiers” on Grenada.

    Remember Grenada, all ye lurkers, flamers and Internet Trolls?

    The island we “liberated’ no wait we were Rescuing all those American students, (Did you notice that the “student’ who kissed the ground and praised his “rescuers” on his return to America, had a really military looking haircut? Not saying the Reaganites are lying or anything, just because they are)

    Rescued them from their teachers apparently, because the Cuban medical missionaries are paid on a military payroll.

    Much like the Navy doctors who are being paraded throughout the Third World.

    Grenada, incidentally, after we “rescued” them from their poor dumb selves, imagine, actually voting in a democratic election, to have a Communist bloc as the largest minority in their Multi-party democracy,

    Well, after being “rescued” by the Kind, Benevolent Big Brother, they have quietly over the past 2 and a half decades gone back to the left.

    Castro can come to Grenada anytime he wants.

    Is that gratitude or what?

    Of course, the Castro medical teams actually stay in the places where the work is done. And, like Brother Tony says, without fanfare, no Television Cameras, simple word of mouth.

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