On that glorious Cuban medical system

— XXXXXXXXXXXX stated that Cuban authorities have banned Michael Moore\’s documentary, \”Sicko,\” as being subversive. Although the film\’s intent is to discredit the U.S. healthcare system by highlighting the excellence of the Cuban system, he said the regime knows the film is a myth and does not want to risk a popular backlash by showing to Cubans facilities that are clearly not available to the vast majority of them. When the FSHP showed Sicko to a group of XXXXXXXXXXXX, some became so disturbed at the blatant misrepresentation of healthcare in Cuba that they left the room.

Who says there\’s nothing interesting in the Wikileaks cables?

And do read the rest of the cable.

7 comments on “On that glorious Cuban medical system

  1. Mind you, the Cubans are spared some annoyances: “She was offered no emotional support for her ‘loss'”.

  2. Sharkboy: That’s hilarious. Interesting to know US diplomats in Cuba are lying to their own bosses in secret documents, rather than just the government lying to the US public…

    Although it’s a bit ridiculous of Moore to slate the Guardian for being right-wing, rather than being lazy.

  3. Moron accused the Grauniad of being “right wing”?

    Ho ho ho.

    When thieves fall out, honest men rejoice.

  4. john b: That’s assuming you believe Micheal Moore. And while I respect his skills as a propagandist and manipulator I’d trust him as far as I could throw him.

  5. I wouldn’t believe a word Michael Moore said if he didn’t back it up.

    However, when he links to a report in the Cuban state media saying that they’re going to show the movie on national TV, we can safely assume that it isn’t banned.

    Not because the Cuban state media is honest, obviously, but it’s akin to reading Pravda: if something is praised in Pravda, it’s because the regime approves of it…

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