Obama, Bush, Clinton to travel to South Africa
WASHINGTON (AP) – At least three American presidents will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
The White House said Friday that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama would travel to South Africa next week to pay their respects. They will be joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and wife Laura Bush, who “gratefully accepted” the invitation from the Obamas, a Bush spokesman said. SOURCE
It takes a lot to surprise me, I’ve been to three County Fairs and a couple of rodeos in my life and I have seen it ALL at one time or another.
At least I thought so.
The President of the United States is jetting off to Africa to pay his respects to Nelson Mandela and he’s taking Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as George W. and Laura Bush along with him. A sitting President and 2 former Presidents, all going together to honor and show respect for one of the most despicable characters of the 20th century.
I guess being a radical activist, a terrorist and a Communist doesn’t get in the way of honors from all over the world though. Barack Hussein Obama felt such passion for Mandela, and felt that Mandela was so worthy of OUR respect, that he ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff, a story that I covered here: Pickens County sheriff refuses to lower flag for Mandela.
Apparently Barack Hussein Obama loves Nelson Mandela, he almost sounds heartbroken when he speaks of Mandela and his death.
From the original story:
“Like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set,” Obama said Thursday.
Perhaps that can be explained by this next segment, it does appear, at least to me, that Communist birds of a feather do indeed stick together.
Nelson Mandela ‘proven’ to be a member of the Communist Party after decades of denial
The former South African president, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, has always denied being a member of the South African branch of the movement, which mounted an armed campaign of guerrilla resistance along with the ANC.
But research by a British historian, Professor Stephen Ellis, has unearthed fresh evidence that during his early years as an activist, Mr. Mandela did hold senior rank in the South African Communist Party, or SACP. He says Mr. Mandela joined the SACP to enlist the help of the Communist superpowers for the ANC’s campaign of armed resistance to white rule.
His book also provides fresh detail on how the ANC’s military wing had bomb-making lessons from the IRA, and intelligence training from the East German Stasi, which it used to carry out brutal interrogations of suspected “spies” at secret prison camps. SOURCE
So, here we have U.S. Presidents, past and present, paying homage to a Communist and a murderer.
Do you know how many of those Presidents, both past and present, traveled to pay homage to Margaret Thatcher, a truly great world leader, when she died?
In London, Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral Brings Out Dignitaries and Protesters
Among the dignitaries attending her funeral at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London were Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, duke of Edinburgh. Former secretaries of state George Shultz and James Baker, who had worked closely with Thatcher, led the U.S. delegation. Former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and former House leader Newt Gingrich also paid their respects. SOURCE
That’s right my friends, exactly NONE!
America should be ashamed of itself for allowing a cretin like Barack Hussein Obama to embarrass us in this manner. The entire Liberal Left, and apparently, a goodly number of others should hang their heads in shame for voting, not once, but TWICE for this poser in Chief, this *community organizer* that passes for a President.
And what can you say about Bill and Hillary? They are dirt just like Barack Hussein Obama.
My true disappointment is the fact that George W. and Laura Bush are attending services for Nelson Mandela. I have often wondered exactly where the Bush loyalties were placed, and now I think I know.
That part in the opening of this piece about my being shocked; this is MY shock, George Bush going to Africa for Mandela and NONE of this crew having had the dignity to *be there* for Margaret Thatcher.