Nelson Mandela terrorist
Friday, December 6, 2013
All of this nonstop fawning coverage of Mandela makes me sick. Even Fox News is doing it. But here is the truth about Mandela. Our great President Ronald Reagan placed Mandela’s African National Congress on America’s official list of terrorist groups. Margaret Thatcher, Dick Cheney and Ronald Reagan all called him a terrorist, which he was. Our own CIA helped to arrest him in South Africa.
In 1985, then-Congressman Dick Cheney voted against a resolution urging that he be released from jail. In 2004, after Mandela criticized the Iraq War, an article in National Review said his “vicious anti-Americanism and support for Saddam Hussein should come as no surprise, given his longstanding dedication to communism and praise for terrorists.” As late as 2008, the ANC remained on America’s terrorism watch list, thus requiring the 89-year-old Mandela to receive a special waiver from the secretary of State to visit the U.S.That was then but now suddenly he's the greatest thing since sliced bread. I don't get it.