Castro: Obama Making Positive Change Despite "Racist Right"

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Posted: Aug 25, 2009 2:30 PM
Cuban leader Fidel Castro commented this morning that President Barack Obama is trying to make positive changes in the United States, but is being fought at every turn by right-wingers who hate him because he is black.

In an unusually conciliatory column in the state-run media, Castro said Obama had inherited many problems from his predecessor, George W. Bush, and was trying to resolve them. But the "powerful extreme right won't be happy with anything that diminishes their prerogatives in the slightest way."

Obama does not want to change the U.S. political and economic system, but "in spite of that, the extreme right hates him for being African-American and fights what the president does to improve the deteriorated image of that country," Castro wrote.

"I don't have the slightest doubt that the racist right will do everything possible to wear him down, blocking his program to get him out of the game one way or another, at the least political cost," he said.

Newsmax.