In a speech defending his administration’s Iraq policy, Mr Bush said former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s brutality had made it impossible to unite the country.Bush: “Mandela’s dead because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas.”
“I heard somebody say, ‘Where’s Mandela?’,” he said.
“Well, Mandela’s dead because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas.”
The bizarre gaffe was made in a press conference in Washington yesterday.
Mandela became South Africa’s first black president in 1994. He won a Nobel Peace Prize for preaching racial harmony and guiding the nation into the post-apartheid era.
References to his death â€“ Mandela is now 89 and increasingly frail â€“ are seen as insensitive in South Africa.
Ya think? I imagine they’d be seen as insensitive anywhere, not to mention too stupid to contemplate
We already told you about the delusional antics of our president during his recent visit to Southeast Asia and Australia. We also postulated that Bush has advanced Lyme Disease, which causes brain fog and psychosis. But even we are becoming alarmed. This is getting way beyond just mispronouncing “nuclear.”
The Week magazine noted another mysterious Bush mistake.
He talked of the danger of terrorist groups such as “Jenna Islaaanah Nia,” which no one had ever head of (one can only assume that meant Jemaah Islamiyah).
The leader of the Indonesian terror group Jemaah Islamiyah, Abu Dujana, was arrested in June in connection with the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings, along with more recent attacks. But hey, Bush knows someone named Jenna and it sounds a lot like that.
The Week also quoted the Sydney Morning Herald’s Annabel Crabb about Bush’s public speaking meltdowns in her country.
One could almost sense the craning CIA sharpshooters wearily exchanging their live rounds for tranquilizer darts.
“Time to get the big guy out of there, Hank?”
“Roger that, Chuck.”
If only it were that easy.