Sexed up

Being unable to get online for more than a few minutes a day, I’m not sure whether this has yet done the rounds. But George Bush has been the victim of the kind of research that got the British government in such trouble last year. Here’s what GW said about Fidel Castro:

“The dictator welcomes sex tourism. Here’s how he bragged about the

industry,” said Bush. “This is his quote — ‘Cuba has the cleanest and most

educated prostitutes in the world’ and ‘sex tourism is a vital source of hard

currency.’”

This wisdom is culled from a 1992 Dartmouth undergraduate essay, in which the original quote runs:

Speaking in 1992 to the Cuban parliament, Castro actually said, “There are prostitutes, but prostitution is not allowed in our country. There are no women forced to sell themselves to a man, to a foreigner, to a tourist.”

More here.