Cheney’s staunch resistance to the Anti-Apartheid Act arose as an issue during his future campaigns on the presidential ticket.
The State Column, Margaret Ledwith | December 08, 2013
As the United States joins the world in mourning the death of former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela with well-deserved accolades from all sides of the political spectrum, there’s one prominent American politician who likely will be keeping a low profile: Dick Cheney.
In Cheney’s mind, Nelson Mandela was not a great freedom fighter who ended South Africa’s brutal system of racial segregation known as apartheid, but a terrorist leader. And, despite Mandela’s great moral and political leadership in bringing white and black South Africans together in a spirit of reconciliation rather than retaliation, Cheney doesn’t seem to have changed his mind.