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Chris Matthews, Cold Warrior

Amidst all the buzz around new U.S.-Cuba relations, Chris Matthews found a way to sound the old Cold War alarm.  Avoiding the messy details of real history, Mr. Matthews criticized President Obama’s call for a new U.S.-Cuba relationship:

chris-matthewsWell, I just am not a Castro fan. You know, he [Castro] bought the wrong ticket. He bet on communism. He bet on the Soviet Union. If that side had won, he would be marching through Fifth Avenue, overseeing the executions in Central Park….So, I don’t really want to help Castro.

Summoning ghosts from the 80’s flick Red Dawn, Matthews revealed a history of Cuba that never existed.  There was never such a “bet” to be made.  Continue reading

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Full text: Obama’s interview with Al-Arabiya

Hisham Melhem’s interview with President Obama on Al Arabiya TV:

Tuesday, 27 January 2009
President gives first interview since taking office to Arab TV
AlArabiya.net

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TRANSCRIPT

Q: Mr. President, thank you for this opportunity, we really appreciate it.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Continue reading

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Video: Obama’s interview with Al-Arabiya

Hisham Melhem’s interview with President Obama on Al Arabiya TV:

Tuesday, 27 January 2009
President gives first interview since taking office to Arab TV
AlArabiya.net

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