February 19, 2008

Breaking: Fidel Castro Resigns

The beginning of the end for Fidel Castro:
Ailing leader Fidel Castro resigned as Cuba's president early Tuesday after nearly a half-century in power, saying in a letter published in online official media that he would not accept a new term when the newly elected parliament meets on Sunday.

"I will not aspire nor accept—I repeat I will not aspire or accept—the post of President of the Council of State and Commander in Chief," read the letter signed by Castro and published quietly overnight without advance warning in the online edition of the Communist Party daily Granma.
Michelle Malkin has a roundup--continuous updates and reactions at Babalu Blog--memeorandum has much more--Hot Air is prepping cigars for Fidel's impending exit--

The BBC has dubbed Castro the "great survivor"

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