Well, it’s really the same one. But, despite his travails for human rights and equality in South Africa that included 27 years in prison, there’s his support for Hamas in their never-ending attacks on Israel. And you may also not be aware that South Africa is today the murder capital of the world. And then the atrocities his wife committed while he was in jail.
Some people, like Mandela, just were not comfortable saying that Israel had a right to exist too. Buying into the Palistinian’s cry for Israel to give up land lost to them in their 1967 war on Israel. They should have considered the consequences of losing a war of aggression against a sovereign country. They might also consider themselves lucky that Israel stopped where it did. Oh well.
Which reminds me of another similarity between President Obama and Nelson Mandela, besides the color of their skin. They both wanted Israel to leave themselves vulnerable to further terrorist attacks and shelling from Hamas by giving up the security zone they claimed as the spoils of war. What they really mean is, peace for everyone, except the Jews.
As long as the media is focusing their attention away from Obamacare and onto Nelson Mandela, you may as well get the whole picture of the man.
“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”: FDR Asks for a Declaration of War
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, stunned virtually everyone in the United States military. Japan’s carrier-launched bombers found Pearl Harbor totally unprepared. President Franklin Roosevelt quickly addressed Congress to ask for a declaration of war as illustrated in this audio excerpt. Although he never mentioned Europe or the fact that Germany had by then declared war on the United States, the Pearl Harbor attack allowed him to begin the larger intervention in the European war he had long wanted.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our secretary of state a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.
It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.
The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.
Yesterday the Japanese government also launched as attack against Malaya.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Wake Island.
And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.
Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.
As commander in chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. . .
And everyone thought that we would never see an attack on U.S. soil again. And until September 11, 2012, everyone thought we would always run to the aid of Americans under attack.
The world lost a great leader and human rights advocate yesterday with the passing of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. He made the needed transformation of the world by living through apartheid in South Africa that included 27 years in prison for speaking out against racial discrimination where the White minority ruled and the Black majority had no voice.
Quick to draw comparisons between President Obama and Nelson Mandela, the media and The White House are off. Last night on CBS News, Scott Pelley reported “Nelson Mandela kept in his office a photograph of himself with another trail-blazing president: The first black president of the United States, Barack Obama. The photograph was taken when Mandela visited Washington in 2005, and Mr. Obama was then a brand-new United States senator from Illinois.”
Also yesterday, The White House tweets a picture of President Obama standing inside the prison cell where Mandela spent 27 years of his life. His cell was a museum when the photo was taken.
The two are so much alike if you pay attention to skin color. Sorry Mr. President, but you are no Nelson Mandela. Comparing the two Presidents, one was a uniter, the other is a divider.
Here’s another Presidential selfie, sitting in the seat once occupied by Rosa Parks. Another trailblazer, for real.
Judging from the content of their character, below are some quotes from these men. Who said them? Here’s a hint. Two of them are Mandela’s. Five of them are Obama’s.
“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
“I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.”
“If they bring a knife into the fight, we bring a gun.”
“It’s very rare that I come to an event where I’m like the fifth or sixth most interesting person.”
“We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.”
“We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”
“I want you to argue with ’em and get in their face.”
Give yourself a smiley face if you attributed the first two to Nelson Mandela.