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Thursday | January 30, 2003

Nelson Mandela and Bishop rip into Bush

Woa! Human rights hero and Nobel laurate Nelson Mandela lashed out against Bush's war plans, calling Bush a racist.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who Bush has praised as a hero of human rights, joined the chorus of critics by calling Bush arrogant and implying the president was racist for threatening to bypass the United Nations and attack Iraq.
"Is it because the secretary-general of the United Nations is now a black man? They never did that when secretary-generals were white," Mandela said.
And, Bush is getting a taste of his own righteous medicine, as Melvin Talbert, the chief ecumenical officer of the United Methodist Church, will appear in an anti-war ad.
In a statement, Talbert criticized the Bush administration's push toward war to remove Saddam Hussein.

"No nation under God has that right," Talbert said. "It violates international law. It violates God's law and the teachings of Jesus Christ."

Bush, who loves to mention Jesus and God every chance he gets, is also a Methodist.

Posted January 30, 2003 09:16 AM | Comments (152)


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