August 13, 2007, - 3:19 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember Michael Moore’s flash-in-the-pan “Sicko” movie, which didn’t last long in theaters? Remember how Moore showed us 9/11 rescue workers getting instant, excellent, VIP healthcare in Havana, Cuba?
Well, don’t tell Francisco Chaviano how great CastroCare is. The Cuban dissident was paroled last week after 13 years behind bars, Cuba’s longest serving political prisoner. His crime: He was fighting for human rights in Cuba. So, in 1994, a secret Cuban military court sentenced him to 15 years in prison for “revealing state secrets.” Right. Gee, where were the ACLU lawyers fighting for the rights and freedoms of prisoners on THAT part of Cuba?
Now, Chaviano has a lung tumor and heart problems, which haven’t been treated at all in Cuba, the country whose healthcare the flabulous Michael Moore loves so much (but yet doesn’t go there to get his own check-ups). Chaviano hopes to come to–drum roll, please–America for surgery.
But he’s not sure Cuba will let him leave. Maybe Michael Moore can do the right thing and talk to his friend Fidel to get Chaviano freed from the country for proper healthcare here in America.
Don’t hold your breath, though. And don’t hold the cheese, either, on Michael Moore’s double cheesburger.
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