“If there is a
country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the
— Nelson Mandela, Jan. 29, 2003 United States of America
Nelson Mandela, the former terrorist-turned-compromiser and the so-called “father of democracy” who served as president of
But progressive liberals loved him — none more so than President Barack Obama,
who ordered that flags at the White House and all Federal buildings fly at
half-staff through Monday, following Mandela’s death last Thursday at age 95.
But that was only the start.
Obama, like so many black celebrities and members of the white media, has personalized his relationship with Mandela beyond all reason: “He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages,” Obama said upon learning of Mandela’s death. The President added, “We will not likely see the likes of Nelson Mandela again.”