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No tears for Fidel
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WASHINGTON -- Sometimes history doesn't have to wait to judge -- and when it comes to dictators, even dead ones, we shouldn't either. With news of Fidel Castro's death Friday -- finalmente -- world leaders began offering eulogies, some of which were so vapid or willfully ignorant that Castro might have written them himself. It would appear in any case that the 20th-century's quintessential "Big Brother" managed to infect a few world leaders with an Orwellian strain of mushy-mouthed aphasia.