December 10, 2013

Arab World Needs Its Mandela -- and de Klerk

Richard Spencer, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

You cannot be magnanimous in your victory over a defeated dictatorship if the dictator refuses to step down, the common trait of Middle Eastern leaders. I hardly need to name names, particularly as there are so many, but as another twitterer put it more bluntly, how can we tell which of the 200,000 jailed by Assad is the Arab Mandela? How do we know the Arab Mandela is not already dead?

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TAGGED: Nelson Mandela, F.W. De Klerk, Middle East, South Africa, Apartheid, Arabs

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