Friday, April 11, 2008

Nelson Mandela, Nearing 90, Is A Terrorist

So is the entire African National Congress. They're not allowed to travel to the United States without a waiver, because the old Afrikaaner party dubbed the ANC a terrorist organization. Howard Berman, chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, introduced a bill last week to remove all ANC references from Who's Who Among Terrorists. Condi Rice authoritatively weighed in after 4 years of running the State Department:
"It is frankly a rather embarrassing matter that I still have to waive in my own counterparts - the foreign minister of South Africa, not to mention the great leader, Nelson Mandela."
I hear ya, Condi. It must be, like, hell.

(Pictured above is the jail in Johannesburg where Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years.)


Naj said...

Of course, it would have suited America better had Mandela not been the victor at the end!

He just sets a bad example that there is hope for "resistance" movements!

Argh, my computer fan is running again! What is it on your page that does it to my little mac? ;)


MarcLord said...

Yes, Mandela was a victor even while he was still in prison. Boetha and de Klerk would come and meet with him secretly.

Re: computer--it may well be that my blog is too picture-intensive, causing your Mac to go after its hard drive. Particularly if you have less than 512MB in Random Access Memory (RAM).