Mandela Blasts U.S. Attack Threats
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's former president, strongly condemned U.S. threats to attack Iraq, warning on Monday that the United States was "introducing chaos in international affairs."
"We are really appalled by any country, whether a superpower or a small country, that goes outside the U.N. and attacks independent countries," Mandela said before meeting with French President Jacques Chirac at his Johannesburg home.
"The message they are sending is that if you're afraid of the veto in the Security Council, then you're entitled to ... ignore the Security Council."
None of which is news to anyone who's been paying attention, but diplomatic niceties generally keep such thoughts unexpressed.
Another figure respected pretty much everywhere on the planet except among the warbloggers was the subject of speculation, yet again, about his retirement as Secretary of State. George only mentioned this in passing, I pretty much shrugged and ignored it completely. The only thing that caught my attention, really, was a quote I now cannot locate, about Condi Rice stepping into the position.
They really are trying to bring on the apocalypse, aren't they?
Oh, and Mister Charlie attacks both Powell and Mandela, because that's just the sort of guy he is.
Oliver tries to reason with him. I was that young once.