We all know what a humanitarian and staunch proponent of civil rights Uncle Fidel has been, several big names think so too.
About 200 intellectuals, activists and artists from Latin America and elsewhere issued a letter Monday urging the top United Nations human rights watchdog to side with Cuba in an expected battle over the communist country's rights record.
Among American signatories were actor Danny Glover, author Alice Walker and historian and activist Howard Zinn. Other international figures included filmmaker Walter Salles of Brazil, the music group Manu Chau and France's former first lady, Danielle Mitterrand.
Sarcasm off, Are these people serious? The so-called champions of 1st amendment rights and personal freedoms giving their stamp of approval to a repressive dictactor like Fidel Castro is beyond mind boggling. I guess as long as anyone is far enough left all sins are forgiven. Definately gives a whole new meaning to the word intellectual.