Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Nelson Mandela: Terrorist (according to U.S.)
Previously on the blog, it was noted that the U.S. terrorist watch list will near 1 million by the end of the summer.
Recently, Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela was flagged on U.S. terrorist watch lists and needs special permission to visit the USA. According to USA Today, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says "common sense" suggests Mandela should be removed.
However, if "common sense" is the logic employed in removing Mandela shouldn't it also be employed in the decision to make 1 million people into terrorists? The hilarity of this situation is all too apparent: a man who spent his life bringing down Apartheid legislation that classified inhabitants and visitors into racial groups is denied access to a country that classifies inhabitants and visitors into terrorists and non-terrorists.