Nuance missed

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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 11:50 am

A reasonable comment from George W. Bush:

Part of the reason why there is not this instant democracy in Iraq is because people are still recovering from Saddam Hussein’s brutal rule.

I thought an interesting comment was made when somebody said to me, I heard somebody say, where’s Mandela? Well, Mandela is dead, because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas. He was a brutal tyrant that divided people up and split families, and people are recovering from this.

Now click to read a lefty who apparently thinks Bush was literally referring to Nelson Mandela.

UPDATE. Mr Bingley asks: Where’s the gaffe?

UPDATE II. Online, the Daily Telegraph ran the same Reuters-sourced piece to which Bingley links. Gotta stop the web guys drinking so much.

UPDATE III. “God Bless ‘Em, Marge, They’re Not That Bright.”

UPDATE IV. Bgates:

It reminds me of the time John Kerry claimed he had formed a memory by pressing hot metal into his brain, and the way John Edwards keeps claiming there are two distinct nation-states each bearing the name ‘United States of America’, and Hillary Clinton’s argument that it is impossible for anyone to reach adulthood without the involvement of everyone in their village.

UPDATE V. Both Channel 10 and Channel 9 ran the “gaffe” on this evening’s news.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/21/2007 at 11:34 AM