Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
What JFK couldn't accomplish, time will do for us. The history of Cuba is one of those that makes you cringe at all the missed opportunities, corruption, et cetera.
What I find interesting about this whole thing is two fold. First, apparently, recently, Castro invited the Holy Father to visit Cuba. Now, the invite will be turned down, I suspect, because of Benedict's age. At the same turn, however, could this be the sign of a heart who is tired of his flight from God?
Second, reports out suggest that his brother Raul, to whom Fidel relinquished his stranglehold of Cuba, is more radical than he is. Well, that remains to be seen. It sounds as though Fidel will be back on the job soon, but if Fidel should die, I think we might have a case of "the devil you do know is better than the devil you don't."