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Dubya signs law saying Nelson Mandela is not a terrorist

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    On a related note, Homeland Security classified Nelson Mandela and other South African leaders as "terrorists" due to their background with the African National Congress during the apartheid era. The old apartheid government classified the ANC as a terrorist group and nobody bothered to make changes to the feds' watch list when the old South African government fell.

    This is not criticizing the current administration alone, by the way. Both the Clinton and Bush 1 administrations had the chance to do the same but for whatever reason did not do so. It's entirely possible the political advisers argued against taking anybody off a terrorism watch list out of fear they could be called "soft on terrorism." Perhaps someday common sense will prevail over politics in Wonderland on the Potomac.

  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Good job by Bush.

    Mandela's not a terrorist.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I'm waiting for someone to hate on him anyway.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I don't understand why it took, what, 20 years? for this to happen.

    Did nobody notice til now?
  5. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Glad it was done, but it's sad that this was even necessary.
  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    How sad is it that we based our terrorist designations on what the apartheid government of South Africa said?
  7. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Good move, but how the hell did it take so long?
  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    They were waiting to see if he did a fist bump.
  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Yeah because a fist bump is a sure sign of terrorism:


    Damn, its The Manchurian Candidate come alive!!
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  10. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    Oops. I probably shouldn't have waterboarded him in my basement, then.

    Sorry, Nellie!
  11. greenlantern

    greenlantern Guest

    Me thinks Dubya might just be apologizing for this.

  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Now, WINNIE, on the other hand . . .
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