7. On the U.S. war with Iraq:
“If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.”Via cbsnews.com
6. On Israel:
“Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.”Via jweekly.com
5. On the U.S. war with Iraq:
“All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.”Via cbsnews.com
4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution:
“From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a source of
inspiration to all freedom-loving people. We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of the vicious imperialist-orquestrated campaign to destroy the impressive gain made in the Cuban Revolution. … Long live the Cuban Revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro.”
Bottom line: Nelson Mandela was a Marxist who hated the United States. Since that attitude corresponds with progressive thought in America, it will not be mentioned in the current weep-fest over Saint Mandela’s death.
In the end, the left in America has turned Mandela into the same sort of icon as Che Guevera, another communist butcher.