Erecting a statue for 'ex-terrorist' Mandela a step too far

OUR country's politicians get worse. While almost all past governments of all persuasions have shaken hands with terrorists, remember Ben Gurion, Makarios, Adams, McGuiness and a few more, none to my knowledge has ever erected a statue to one in the UK, until now.

Monday, 3rd September 2007, 9:49 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th September 2007, 11:27 am

The statue of ex-terrorist Nelson Mandela unveiled in Parliamentary Square with Gordon Brown and the rest now seen fawning over and praising this man, for what? When handed the reins of power in opulent South Africa in 1990 Mandela proceeded to bring this country to its knees and near bankruptcy.

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Maybe in another 18 years or so we shall see Osama bin Laden being lauded by these same people for taking his fight against the same white Satan that Mandela once fought against. I personally still believe that the only good terrorist is a dead one.

Terry Palmer, South Lea Ave, Hoyland