I mentioned to Castro the letter he wrote to Khruschev, the Soviet premier, at the height of the crisis, in which he recommended that the Soviets consider launching a nuclear strike against the U.S. if the Americans attack Cuba. "That would be the time to think about liquidating such a danger forever through a legal right of self-defense," Castro wrote at the time.
I asked him, "At a certain point it seemed logical for you to recommend that the Soviets bomb the U.S. Does what you recommended still seem logical now?" He answered: "After I've seen what I've seen, and knowing what I know now, it wasn't worth it all."
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Fidel Castro on Iran and Israel
Fidel Castro, recovering from the illnesses that nearly killed him and trying to reinvent himself as an international elder statesman, summons Jeffrey Goldberg to Havana to talk about Iran and Israel. Fascinating: