BREAKING NEWS: Castro hints at retirement

The news comes, oh, about 48 years too late, but it nevertheless is there. Fidel Castro dropped hints he might be retiring soon, according to Reuters:

“My elemental duty is not to hold on to positions and less to obstruct the path of younger people,” the 80-year-old Castro said in a letter read on Cuban television.

Gee, why didn’t he think of this in 1959 and spare an entire nation nearly five decades of misery?