The National, Monday July 8th, 2013
I WAS watching US President Barack Obama standing in a prison cell on Robben Island supposedly full of emotion at the thought of Mandela languishing there for years.
At least Mandela was put there after going through due process of the law at that time, such as it was.
The United States of America has incarcerated human beings in Guantanamo Bay for many years without charge and without due process of law.
Obama is the last person on earth to be thinking of anyone’s human rights.
Added to this is the terrorism being inflicted on innocent people, including children, by the “great” United States of America which passes it off as collateral damage in the cause of combating terrorism.