A nice piece of historical trivia: many of Castro’s 60s slumberfests were held in Havana’s Teatro Chaplin. (The speeches veer between the grotesque and the hilarious. Check Fidel in 1959 asking Venezuelan students whether he should dedicate himself to the revolution or to signing autographs.)
Bill Baar reminds us that this is not the first time military leaders have disagreed with their political bosses re strategic change. The anti-Bushos cheerleading the generals might like to recall what happened the last time the Spanish military picked a fight with head office.