Obama won't wear flag pin but displays Cuban Flag in his Houston Office

This really is too rich for irony.

Barack Obama's Houston campaign office prominently displays a Cuban flag with a superimposed picture of Che Guevara, the Argentine-born terrorist and revolutionary.

Of course, Obama made an issue of not wearing an American flag pin or placing his hand over his heart during the national anthem, quite rightly pointing out that neither gesture is necessary to be patriotic. But it sure makes him look like a fool when his ultra-left supporters go to work every day under the flag of the dictator Fidel Castro.

A local blogger is appalled:


Che Guevara, the chief executioner of Fidel Castro’s brutal revolution, was a bank robber, a cold-blooded murderer, an enthusiastic torturer and generally an evil, sociopathic bastard. He’s quite literally the poster boy for everything wrong with socialism.

One of Che’s lauded diaries recalls the execution of a suspected counterrevolutionary:

“I ended the problem with a .32 caliber pistol, in the right side of his brain…. His belongings were now mine.”

Kooky economic theories, class warfare and forced redistribution of wealth — it’s not just a Cuban phenomenon. The revolution has finally spread to the brand new Barack Obama office right here in the Bayou City.
I really don't know what's worse; displaying the flag of a nation led by a regime that routinely locks people up and executes them for disagreeing with the government or featuring an iconic image of a man who stated on one occassion that he wished he had control of the nuclear missiles brought in by Russia in 1962 so he could have launched them at American cities.

This fascination with Che Guevara must end. He executed up to 500 people in a couple of months after the Cuban revolution - many of whom may have been innocent. Whether they were or not was immaterial to him; "I don't need proof to execute a man, I only need proof that it's necessary to execute him,"  he is said to have remarked.

In his career as a "revoutionary" he robbed banks, murdered innocents, and sought for the rest of his short, violent life to export the Marxist ideal throughout the world. These are not the actions of someone who should be admired. There is plenty of evidence that he was a self-aggrandizing, arrogant, martinet who was condenscending toward his "comrades" in the third world and contemptuous of his adversaries - an attitude that eventually got him killed.

It is typical of the left to create a hero out of this murderous thug. What's important to them is that he "spoke truth to power" - i.e., criticized the United States. How shallow and stupid to overlook the crimes against humanity committed by Guevara and celebrate his anti-Americanism.

About what we've come to expect from the left...
This really is too rich for irony.

Barack Obama's Houston campaign office prominently displays a Cuban flag with a superimposed picture of Che Guevara, the Argentine-born terrorist and revolutionary.

Of course, Obama made an issue of not wearing an American flag pin or placing his hand over his heart during the national anthem, quite rightly pointing out that neither gesture is necessary to be patriotic. But it sure makes him look like a fool when his ultra-left supporters go to work every day under the flag of the dictator Fidel Castro.

A local blogger is appalled:


Che Guevara, the chief executioner of Fidel Castro’s brutal revolution, was a bank robber, a cold-blooded murderer, an enthusiastic torturer and generally an evil, sociopathic bastard. He’s quite literally the poster boy for everything wrong with socialism.

One of Che’s lauded diaries recalls the execution of a suspected counterrevolutionary:

“I ended the problem with a .32 caliber pistol, in the right side of his brain…. His belongings were now mine.”

Kooky economic theories, class warfare and forced redistribution of wealth — it’s not just a Cuban phenomenon. The revolution has finally spread to the brand new Barack Obama office right here in the Bayou City.
I really don't know what's worse; displaying the flag of a nation led by a regime that routinely locks people up and executes them for disagreeing with the government or featuring an iconic image of a man who stated on one occassion that he wished he had control of the nuclear missiles brought in by Russia in 1962 so he could have launched them at American cities.

This fascination with Che Guevara must end. He executed up to 500 people in a couple of months after the Cuban revolution - many of whom may have been innocent. Whether they were or not was immaterial to him; "I don't need proof to execute a man, I only need proof that it's necessary to execute him,"  he is said to have remarked.

In his career as a "revoutionary" he robbed banks, murdered innocents, and sought for the rest of his short, violent life to export the Marxist ideal throughout the world. These are not the actions of someone who should be admired. There is plenty of evidence that he was a self-aggrandizing, arrogant, martinet who was condenscending toward his "comrades" in the third world and contemptuous of his adversaries - an attitude that eventually got him killed.

It is typical of the left to create a hero out of this murderous thug. What's important to them is that he "spoke truth to power" - i.e., criticized the United States. How shallow and stupid to overlook the crimes against humanity committed by Guevara and celebrate his anti-Americanism.

About what we've come to expect from the left...