NELSON Mandela yesterday assured the world that, contrary to the impression given by the President of the US, reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated.
Even for blunder-prone George Bush, it was a gaffe of toe-curling proportions.
Defending his stand on the war, Mr Bush said Saddam Hussein’s brutality made it impossible for a unifying leader to emerge to halt civil warfare that has torn Iraq apart.
“I heard somebody say, ‘Where’s Mandela?’,” Mr Bush said. “Well, Mandela’s dead because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas.”
The South African authorities were besieged with calls after Mr Bush’s speech, which was carried live on TV. Many viewers feared the country’s first black president and Nobel Peace Prize winner had died.
IN CASE YOU JUST CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD COULD SPOUT SUCH A LOAD OF PISH…….