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http://www.statecolumn.com/2013/12/dick-cheney-nelson-mandela-was-a-terrorist-not-a-freedom-fighter/

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.

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Re: Dick Cheney: Nelson Mandela was a terrorist, not a freedom-fighter
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 08:04:22 PM »
As usual, Cheney tells it like it is.
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Re: Dick Cheney: Nelson Mandela was a terrorist, not a freedom-fighter
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 08:35:36 PM »
As usual, Cheney tells it like it is.

Yep! Maybe that's why I've always liked the man so much.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2013, 08:35:59 PM by Bigun »
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Re: Dick Cheney: Nelson Mandela was a terrorist, not a freedom-fighter
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 10:36:08 PM »
Someone had to say it, in a way that could not be ignored.

Thank you, Mr. Cheney.

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Re: Dick Cheney: Nelson Mandela was a terrorist, not a freedom-fighter
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2013, 10:41:38 PM »
The difference between being a statesman versus a terrorist is whether you win.   
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Re: Dick Cheney: Nelson Mandela was a terrorist, not a freedom-fighter
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 02:53:17 AM »
Good for Dick Chaney he certainly has Mandela figured right.

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Re: Dick Cheney: Nelson Mandela was a terrorist, not a freedom-fighter
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2013, 02:58:21 PM »
Then Cheney won't be at the memorial?  lol



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