Mandela takes the U.S. to task

September 13th, 2002 – 9:41 pm
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“Because what [America] is saying is that if you are afraid of a veto in the Security Council, you can go outside and take action and violate the sovereignty of other countries. That is the message they are sending to the world. That must be condemned in the strongest terms. And you will notice that France, Germany Russia, China are against this decision. It is clearly a decision that is motivated by George W. Bush’s desire to please the arms and oil industries in the United States of America.”

Nelson Mandela did an interview for this week’s issue of Newsweek in which he has few good things to say about U.S. foreign policy, both during the current “crisis” and in past decades. Of course, most of the rest of the major American media outlets have (as far as I can tell) all but ignored this story in their rush to support the President.

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