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Bush «matou» Mandela

«Mandela está morto, porque Saddam Hussein matou todos os Mandelas», afirmou

É já longa a lista de gaffes do presidente norte-americano, George Bush e agora surgiu mais uma. Durante um discurso para justificar a política norte-americana no Iraque, Bush afirmou: «Mandela está morto, porque Saddam Hussein matou todos os Mandelas».

Segundo a Reuters, ninguém percebeu bem o que Bush queria realmente dizer, mas a gaffe caiu mal, sobretudo na África do Sul. Entretanto a Fundação Mandela achou por bem vir assegurar oficialmente que o militante histórico anti-apartheid «está vivo».


  1. Watchdog disse...

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  2. avelaneiraflorida disse...


    Say it again...please!!!!!!!!!

  3. João Rato disse...

    O mais preocupante não é a idiotice de Bush, pior que isso é ele ser o presidente do país mais poderoso do mundo e ter sido eleito e reeleito por milhões de cidadãos desse país. Não menos preocupante é o facto de, ainda esta semana, o Sócrates ter estado a sós com o Bush na sala oral duma casa branca.

  4. Raposa Velha disse...

    Oh Watchdog, com tanta bacorice, o sistema fez overload :)

  5. Raposa Velha disse...

    Pois é Avelaneiraflorida, o homem devia pensar fazer carreira nos Monty Python ;)

  6. Raposa Velha disse...

    Ora aí está um ponto importante, João. Como é possível que isto aconteça? Espera-se que os eleitos sejam de facto os "eleitos". No entanto, são apenas aqueles que melhor manobraram o sistema.

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