Both Babalublog and Killcastroblog are commenting on a Knight-Ridder article. It reports the CIA says fidel is in the early stages of Parkinson's disease.
I'm not too excited. What has the CIA gotten right lately? The WMD in Iraq?
If fidel does have Parkinson's, I wonder if the mainstream media will report his shaking in the same way they reported Yasser Arafat's? When he would emerge from a meeting with Westerners or Israelis, the MSM would go one and on about how he shook with rage. The reporters were simply too stupid to recognize Parkinson's for themselves, and too lazy to do any research. There were many reports from various medical people saying Arafat had Parkinson's.
Reminds me of one of the stupidest quotes I ever saw in print - John Eldon Smith was the first man executed in Georgia's electric chair after capital punishment was reinstated in the 1980s. A pool reporter who obviously knew nothing about the effect of electricity on the human body wrote that Smith clenched his hand in defiance during his execution. No, idiot, he clenched his hand because 50,000 volts, and no telling how many amps, were running through his body.
As for fidel, I wish a worse fate than Parkinson's.