James DiBinetto writes:
... any journalist, opinion writer or public figure who utters the phrase "Fidel Castro has outlasted (x number of) U.S. Presidents" will be banned from all public discourse for, say, a year. For the first offense. .... We've had 10 Presidential elections since Castro took power and installed himself as President for life. It just isn't all that clever to say that good old Fidel has outlasted American leaders; it's about as clever as saying that you've outlived your last dozen goldfish. [emph. added] Yes, and who the hell cares?
Perhaps the comparison with U.S. presidents who are elected democratically and term limited is not apt, but Castro has been going longer than most other dictators ever have. That's the point. The policy is ineffective because in that time such thugs as Hussein, Noriega, Idi Amin and the like have risen and fallen. But Castro's still there!