Tuesday, September 17, 2002
iafrica.com | news | sa news US is a bully - Mandela
Well, now. Good for Nelson Mandela. He speaks truth, and probably remembers a little vote Cheney made a few years back.
"What right has he (Bush) to come and say that that offer is not genuine. We must condemn that very strongly. That's why I criticise leaders for keeping quiet when one country wants to bully the whole world," an angry Mandela told reporters at his house in Johannesburg.
Mandela said he although he had received help from Bush and former US president Bill Clinton he would not remain silent when Washington made mistakes.
"I will speak out when they are wrong, and on this question of Iraq they're absolutely wrong," he said. "That is a matter for the United Nations."
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