Was listening to the latest Bush press conference and found his reference to Iraq not having its own Mandela as rather poignant. There ARE no Mandela's in Iraq, because Saddam Hussein killed them all.
So then, Reuters gets a hold of it and...
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - "Nelson Mandela is still very much alive despite an embarrassing gaffe by U.S. President George W. Bush, who alluded to the former South African leader’s death in an attempt to explain sectarian violence in Iraq."
Sheesh. Talk about dumbass, eh? Well, not so dumbass at all because they'll go to great lengths and stretches of the imagination to diss old George.
Here's what he said, courtesy of Stop The ACLU:
“I thought an interesting comment was made when somebody said to me, I heard somebody say, ‘now where’s Mandela?’ Well, Mandela’s dead. Because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandela’s.
He was a brutal tyrant that divided people up and split families and people are recovering from this. So there’s a psychological recovery that is taking place and it’s hard work for them and I understand that it’s hard work for them.”