Newspapers have been gleefully reporting a supposed "gaffe" by the President, claiming he said Nelson Mandela is dead.
No he didn't. Not in the sense these dishonest bastards are reporting the comment. Here's part of what he said:
"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. "