Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Obama's hypocritical remarks at Mandela tribute

A memorial for Nelson Mandela was held on Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dignitaries from around the world came to honor South Africa’s first black president, the man who spent almost three-decades in jail and then helped his country throw off the shackles of apartheid.

During the four-hour service, President Obama gave a speech honoring Mandela. In it, he asked, "With honesty, regardless of our station or our circumstance, we must ask: How well have I applied his lessons in my own life?" 

That’s a good question, Mr. President. If we’re going to be honest, the answer is, not very well.

Would Nelson Mandela approve of drone strikes on foreign soil that kill innocent civilians?

Would he approve of eavesdropping on tens of millions of people who are not suspected of any crime?

Would he have been as eager to start wars with other nations as you were to start a war with Syria?

Would he keep Gitmo open and continue to imprison people not convicted of any crime?

With honesty, I think not.

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