Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:

U.S. Invasion?

Fidel Castro's brother, Raul, has spoken out for the first time since becoming acting president of Cuba, r evealing that after his brother's illness he mobilized the country's armed forces against a possible U.S. invasion.

Castro tells the state communist newspaper: "We could not rule out the risk of somebody going crazy — or even crazier — within the U.S. government."

A State Department spokesman says the U.S. has no plans to invade Cuba and isn't impressed with the comments from what he called Fidel "light."

Equal Opportunity Offender?

Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young has resigned as the head of Working Families for Wal-Mart a day after ripping Jews, Asians and Arabs in a newspaper interview.

Speaking to the Los Angeles Sentinel, Young defended the retail giant for forcing so-called mom-and-pop stores to close saying, "I think they've ripped off our communities enough. First it was Jews, then it was Koreans and now it's Arabs."

Young later apologized for what he called "completely and utterly inappropriate" remarks, saying they "run contrary to everything that Wal-Mart is, and means, to communities."

Welcome to Democracy

Dozens of members of Afghanistan's parliament walked out of a session this week, outraged about their portrayal on a popular TV station.

The station aired real images of lawmakers yawning, napping, even picking their noses during debates.

The members stormed out of parliament after house leaders refused to bar the station's cameras.

The station director defended its coverage saying, "These are public figures at a public place. The media has the right to show what they do."

—FOX News Channel's Aaron Bruns contributed to this report.