RUSH: “Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro is in ‘very grave’ condition after three failed operations and complications from an intestinal infection known as diverticulitis, a Spanish newspaper said Tuesday. The newspaper El Pais cited two unnamed sources from the Gregorio Mara?on hospital in the Spanish capital of Madrid. The facility employs a surgeon … who flew to Cuba in December to treat … Castro.” Apparently what happened there is Castro had diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is not life-threatening. It’s life changing, but it’s not life-threatening. What they did is they had three famed operations to deal with this. They took out part of the large intestine and they had to rewire the plumbing, and it broke, and there was flooding of waste matter and all kinds of infections set in. The point is, he’s in very grave condition now and may not survive this — if all this is true. He had three surgeries, and all done by Spanish doctors. The question is: I keep hearing about what a great health care system Cuba has.
The Cuban health care system, we keep hearing about it from the American left, “Why, why, everybody has free health care, and it’s really good,” and so forth. I’ve never noticed any leftists going to Havana for their own medical care, or sending their kids there, and I guess when it came time to save his own life, Fidel decided he didn’t want access to the Cuban health care system as well.