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Obama thrills crowd as he honors Mandela

Published: Tue, December 10, 2013 @ 3:03 p.m.

Obama thrills crowd as he honors Mandela

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world today to embrace Nelson Mandela’s universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium. In a speech that received thunderous applause, Obama urged people to apply the lessons of Mandela, who emerged from 27 years in prison under a racist regime, embraced his enemies when he finally walked to freedom and promoted forgiveness and reconciliation in South Africa.


1auntiem4cabs(114 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

I'm glad he can thrill someone. Maybe he should move THERE and let them find out about who they love!

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2redeye1(5169 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

Just another example why he is such an arsehole. There he is honoring a sadistic terrorist . Then telling the world that we must continue Mandula's legacy. This fool killed thousands of innocent people because they disagreed with his ideas. Our so-called leader wants people to continue killing people who disagree with them GREAT IDEA areshole !!! Typical liberturd logic

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3DSquared(1517 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

He really should move back home to the Motherland! Maybe he can tell all of his subjects how it was he who discovered fire, not Tom Hanks.

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4rickking123(320 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

His memorial to Mandela sounded more like an Obama campaign speech. Nice to see how he turned it into a speech about himself. And he got a cool selfie with some other world leaders too.

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5JoeFromHubbard(1436 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

I am reading this story at 9 PM on 10 December and the "Comments" counter says 7 at this point.

I only see 3 visible postings. The Vindy editorial police must be busy with this story.

Of course Obama used this opportunity for promotion, he knows how to play that game.

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6walter_sobchak(2256 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago

I think we both know it is ALWAYS about himself as our president is the ultimate narcissist. When I saw the video of him bouncing up the steps and shaking hands with the bench, I thought he was going to strip off his coat like a warm-up suit and start shooting hoops. "Now entering the game, #1, Barry Soetoroooooooooo!" Maybe he is going to run for President of South Africa.

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7JoeFromHubbard(1436 comments)posted 1 year, 8 months ago


That's a great idea, Obama for president of South Africa. I'd vote 2 or 3 times for that.

He accepts multiple votes, doesn't he?

I'm certain they need healthcare and food stamps there more than we do.

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