I found the Oliphant cartoon on the Letters page of Feb. 21 to be a new low even for The Star’s standards. It depicts Fidel Castro as helpless and wheelchair-bound while the evil Republicans fret over whom to hate when he is gone.
To paint this communist dictator as a sympathetic figure is an offense against truth, reason and justice.
For liberals such as Oliphant, it appears the fog of time and the strength of anti-anti-Communism have obscured the real Castro.
Oliphant and others of his ilk need to be reminded that Castro killed innocents — dissidents, democrats, artists — or had them imprisoned in his labor camps where they were left to suffer and die.
When the old communist finally does expire, I fear we will be subjected to a celebration of Castro’s life in the pages of The Star and other left-leaning news organizations. However, it is comforting to know that when he dies, Castro will be held accountable for his deeds by someone who will not be empathetic to murderous tyrants.