El Conservador: Let's not forget the legacy of Mandela, who single-handedly turned a repressive, racist nation into an apparently functional democracy in God-forsaken Africa. Mandela can be quite unpalatable to Conservative tastes, but, please, give him the benefit of the doubt, and let history judge him for his actions. Or would you prefer South Africa kept under the boot of apartheid???Amen. Make that $0.04 along with my two cents. I got sick of the sorelosermen after Florida and I'm equally sick of the sorelosermen who still can't get over Clinton and spew hatred towards anyone that is even sitting at the same table with him. Get over it, folks. Dubya is 30 months into his own term. Wasting your time and blood pressure on Clinton just makes you out as having never gotten over it. Even though FreeRepublic lectured Gore for months to get over it. Maybe your mom sewed two suits?
Mom, have you seen my flame-proof suit???
"The United Nations is here to promote peace in the world and any country that acts outside the United Nations is making a serious mistake."
Mandela, a frequent critic of US policy on Iraq, also said that countries were only challenging the mandate of the United Nations now because Secretary-General Kofi Annan is black.
A threat to world peace "I have also said when the secretary-generals were white, we never had the question of any country ignoring the United Nations," he said.
"But now that we have got the black secretary-generals like Boutros Boutros Ghali and now Kofi Annan, certain countries that believe in white supremacy, are ignoring the United Nations," he said
Shame on You America!
The questions were prompted by Mandela hailing Castro's Cuba in May: "There's one thing where that country stands out head and shoulders above the rest. That is in its love for human rights and liberty." A week later in Libya, he praised Qaddaf's "commitment to the fight for peace and human rights in the world." These statements, which appeared in The New Republic, were never quoted on the networks when he said them, or when he visited here.
Because of the harm that man did to our country, I, for one will never get over it.