He likes to drop in these little stories as if HE thought of them:
Part of the reason why there is not this instant democracy in Iraq is because people are still recovering from Saddam Hussein’s brutal rule. I thought an interesting comment was made when somebody said to me, I heard somebody say, where’s Mandela? Well, Mandela is dead, because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas. He was a brutal tyrant that divided people up and split families, and people are recovering from this. So there’s a psychological recovery that is taking place. And it’s hard work for them. And I understand it’s hard work for them. Having said that, I’m not going the give them a pass when it comes to the central government’s reconciliation efforts.I suspect that interesting "comment" came from a speech writer or political hack. And to watch him mangle this effort is really amazing. When John Kerry mangled a joke, it was offensive, when Bush mangles a sentence it is called "Tuesday."