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Former President George Bush Wednesday said Cuban leader Fidel Castro was "going against the current and his days were numbered."

Bush told a seminar in Spain, "Castro cannot sustain the communist model in Cuba much longer. The future of the island lies in its integration with the political models of the rest of the Latin American countries."He reviewed the hot spots across the globe as he outlined the part the United States and Europe should play in the post-Cold War period. But he did not comment on the current crisis in Haiti, saying it was not fair to criticize policies from abroad.

Bush did say he wished the best for American troops stationed in Haiti and called them "guardians of peace."

Bush, who was president during the gulf war, said the United States, as the only superpower left, should continue to lead the world.