Mandela Is Dead [Greg Pollowitz]
Thanks to Jon Stewart and a quick edit on last night's Daily Show, the sufferers of Bush Derangement Syndrome will surely jump on a comment President Bush made yesterday that "Mandela is dead." Since Jon Stewart ended his clip of the President with "dead," the President looked kind of foolish, as Mr. Mandela is very much alive.
Here's the entire quote for those who don't get their news from Comedy Central:
WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President George W. Bush on Thursday declared there were no more "Mandelas" left to help aid reconciliation in Iraq because former dictator Saddam Hussein had killed them all.
There could be no "instant democracy in Iraq" because "people are still recovering from Saddam Hussein's brutal rule," Bush told reporters.
Referring to former South African president Nelson Mandela, who led the fight against apartheid to become a symbol of reconciliation and hope, Bush said of Iraq: "I heard somebody say, 'Now where's Mandela?'"
"Well, Mandela is dead. Because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas."
09/21 07:18 AMShare