Reuters - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
said on Wednesday she wanted to end "embarrassing" U.S. travel
restrictions on former South African President Nelson Mandela
and his African National Congress.
RLCC Comment: Condoleezza Rice is right about this, but why isn't she consistent? Nelson Mandela is a great friend of Fidel Castro for instance. What does she think about that? Castro was a militant in his opposition to Mafia and fascist control of Cuba. He could have been worked with even after his revolution though.
Nixon hated Castro though. Nixon had many mob friends.
Does Condi Rice like Mandela because South Africa hasn't really gone far enough in righting the wrongs of wealth disparity? They talked up socialism before they came to power, but once in, they backed away.
Of course that's why she can now call him great.
, obtained via: , April 9, 2008, 10:10am