Posted by Curt on 21 September, 2007 at 6:45 pm. 5 comments already!

These lefties are just idiots:

Mandela still alive after embarrassing Bush remark

Nelson Mandela is still very much alive despite an embarrassing gaffe by U.S. President George W. Bush, who alluded to the former South African leader’s death in an attempt to explain sectarian violence in Iraq.

"It’s out there. All we can do is reassure people, especially South Africans, that President Mandela is alive," Achmat Dangor, chief executive officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, said as Bush’s comments received worldwide coverage.

In a speech defending his administration’s Iraq policy, Bush said former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s brutality had made it impossible for a unifying leader to emerge and stop the sectarian violence that has engulfed the Middle Eastern nation.

"I heard somebody say, Where’s Mandela?’ Well, Mandela’s dead because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas," Bush, who has a reputation for verbal faux pas, said in a press conference in Washington on Thursday.

I’m just shaking my head in amazement at how retarded these people are.  Take a look at what Bush said:



All together now:

"I heard somebody say, Where’s Mandela?’ Well, Mandela’s dead because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas,"

Which clearly means that he heard someone ask where are the Mandela type leaders in Iraq, and his answer was that Saddam killed all those types of leaders. 

I mean come on.   Does anyone but the most liberal BDS victim really believe that Bush thinks Mandela was killed by Saddam?

Wow.

Who to blame for this?

That comic turned god to the left, Jon Stewart:

Thanks to Jon Stewart and a quick edit on last night’s Daily Show, the sufferers of Bush Derangement Syndrome will surely jump on a comment President Bush made yesterday that "Mandela is dead."

He put a quick edit up, made funny on Bush, everyone laughed….ha ha ha….and then everyone pointed at Jon and said "he is so great." 

Sigh…..

I’m telling ya, how do these people even have the braincells to put their pants on in the morning?

UPDATE

Dana Milbank provides some suspense in her writing of it:

Yesterday’s news conference was just minutes old when President Bush made a startling announcement.

"Mandela’s dead," he said.

There was a gasp in the White House briefing room at this news, which would no doubt surprise the 89-year-old Nelson Mandela himself.

Fortunately, the president quickly clarified that he was not speaking of the sainted South African but of his equivalents in Iraq. "Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas," he explained.

Mass exhalation.

It was about as close as Bush comes these days to making big news. Wrapping up his seventh year in office and unable to rise from his ratings slump, the president has run low on major announcements.

Of course if you watch the news conference you hear none of the gasps, you don’t see Bush become flustered and try to fix a statement he knew was wrong.  Why?  Because the ambassador to Iraq used the same exact line two weeks ago….with no fanfare:

Bush rejected suggestions to help oust Maliki, reasoning that he was the product of a democratic system that the United States helped establish in Iraq, aides said. Moreover, as officials contemplated alternatives, they concluded there was no better potential leader. "There’s no Nelson Mandela in Iraq," Crocker, the ambassador, told colleagues back in Washington. "Saddam killed them all."

Don’t think there were any "gasps" there either.

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