Verne Strickland USA DOT COM June 30, 2013I predicted this. It had to happen. The Western press has re-clothed terrorist Nelson Mandela as a benign, cuddly old homebody, while he plied his trade as a murderer and known Communist. So I say: "Easy, Barack. You are on the world stage now. Don't gloss over this man's true character by likening him to an American of the stature of George Washington. This is a new low even for you. But it's helpful again to see you reveal your true colors.
In South Africa Obama Compares Nelson Mandela to George Washington
Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, June 29, 2013, 4:15 PM
America-basher Nelson Mandela with buddy Fidel Castro.
ABC reported, via Free Republic:
Although President Obama will not get a chance to see Nelson Mandela on his trip to South Africa, he is using his historic visit to pay tribute to the man he calls a hero to the world and will meet today with the Mandela family. At a joint press conference with South African President Jacob Zuma this morning, President Obama spoke extensively about Mandela’s legacy.
“Our thoughts and those of Americans and people all around the world are with Nelson Mandela and his family and all of South Africans,” Obama said. “The struggle here for freedom, Madiba’s moral courage, this country’s historic transition to a free nation has been a personal inspiration to me, an inspiration to the world, and it continues to be.”…
…Later, when asked about his policy toward Africa, Obama again returned to Mandela.
“Mandela shows what was possible when a priority is placed on human dignity, respect for law, that all people are treated equally,” Obama said.
“And what Nelson Mandela also stood for is that the well-being of the country is more important than the interests of any one person,” Obama continued. “George Washington is admired because after two terms he said enough, I’m going back to being a citizen. There were no term limits, but he said I’m a citizen. I served my time. And it’s time for the next person, because that’s what democracy is about. And Mandela similarly was able to recognize that, despite how revered he was, that part of this transition process was greater than one person.”