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Castro: US president should be a robot

Ninety per cent of voters would back the robot, says former Cuban leader.

In his weekly "Reflections of Fidel" column, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said a robot would be the best candidate for the upcoming US election.

In the column, titled "The best president for the United States", Castro writes:

Is it not obvious that worst of all is the absence in the White House of a robot capable of governing the United States and preventing a war to end the life of our species?

He also criticised Obama, describing him as "a good orator, for who in his desperate attempt for reelection, the dreams of [Martin] Luther King are further away in light years than the closest habitable planet [to earth]."

"Even worse," he continued, "are any of the presidential Republican candidates , or a leader of the Tea Party, [who] carries more nuclear weapons on his back than ideas of peace in his head."

Castro concluded by saying he is "sure that 90 per cent of registered Americans, especially hispanics, blacks, and the now impoverished middle class, would vote for the robot".