Obama, Bush, Clinton to travel to South Africa

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Obama, Bush, Clinton to travel to South Africa | White House News | Political News | Comcast

The White House said Friday that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama would travel to South Africa next week to pay their respects. They will be joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and wife Laura Bush, who "gratefully accepted" the invitation from the Obamas, a Bush spokesman said.

The White House said travel arrangements were still being made and it was unclear when the Obamas and Bushes would depart. A memorial service for Mandela will be held Tuesday at a stadium in Johannesburg, followed by a smaller funeral on Dec. 15 in Mandela's hometown.

Former President Bill Clinton said he also planned to travel to South Africa, along with his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It was unclear whether the Clintons would also fly on Air Force One.


:eusa_whistle::eusa_whistle: President Obama was a no-show at Margaret Thatcher's funeral despite being invited to attend and thus snubbing England's invitation as a representative of the American people.

Joe Biden also refused, as did Hillary Clinton. (By the way, former Secretary of State George Schultz went to the funeral ...)

The British took note of the fact that the Obama administration chose not to send a single senior member of the Cabinet.

In fact, no actively serving, elected Democrat attended Lady Thatcher's funeral.
 

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Obama, Bush, Clinton to travel to South Africa | White House News | Political News | Comcast

The White House said Friday that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama would travel to South Africa next week to pay their respects. They will be joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and wife Laura Bush, who "gratefully accepted" the invitation from the Obamas, a Bush spokesman said.

The White House said travel arrangements were still being made and it was unclear when the Obamas and Bushes would depart. A memorial service for Mandela will be held Tuesday at a stadium in Johannesburg, followed by a smaller funeral on Dec. 15 in Mandela's hometown.

Former President Bill Clinton said he also planned to travel to South Africa, along with his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It was unclear whether the Clintons would also fly on Air Force One.


:eusa_whistle::eusa_whistle: President Obama was a no-show at Margaret Thatcher's funeral despite being invited to attend and thus snubbing England's invitation as a representative of the American people.

Joe Biden also refused, as did Hillary Clinton. (By the way, former Secretary of State George Schultz went to the funeral ...)

The British took note of the fact that the Obama administration chose not to send a single senior member of the Cabinet.

In fact, no actively serving, elected Democrat attended Lady Thatcher's funeral.
Lady Thatcher was a white conservative woman and a world leader. The last part scared Obama.
 

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so will Bush be arrested when he steps off the plane?..... like a few people in this forum have insisted thats why he doesnt leave the Country.....
 

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but what if nelson mandela was a white hispanic?
Not a chance of them going to anything but a black man's funeral. After all, Obama didn't attend or even send Joe Biden to Margeret Thatcher's funeral.

Attending funerals for head of state or high ranking foreign officials used to be the primary duty of a VP.

A racist is known by his actions and this is an indicator of Obama's racist side.
 

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Mandela wouldn't visit with Obama when he was alive...which shows how much he thought of the 1st African American President.

Obama to Meet With Mandela Family - ABC News
Mandela's last visit to America was in 2005, and he met with Obama.

And this from him, to Obama. They both shared being the first black president of their respective countries. To suggest he dissed Obama is ludicrous.


Nelson Mandela congratulates Barack Obama

Madiba wishes new US President strength and fortitude for challenging days and years ahead


5 November 2008
Senator Barack Obama,
Chicago
Dear Senator Obama,
We join people in your country and around the world in congratulating you on becoming the President-Elect of the United States. Your victory has demonstrated that no person anywhere in the world should not dare to dream of wanting to change the world for a better place.

We note and applaud your commitment to supporting the cause of peace and security around the world. We trust that you will also make it the mission of your Presidency to combat the scourge of poverty and disease everywhere.

We wish you strength and fortitude in the challenging days and years that lie ahead. We are sure you will ultimately achieve your dream of making the United States of America a full partner in a community of nations committed to peace and prosperity for all.
Sincerely,
N R Mandela

Nelson Mandela congratulates Barack Obama | Nelson Mandela Foundation

Obama brings new voice of hope, Nelson Mandela says


In a letter to new US president, former South African leader describes Obama's election as 'something truly historic'
 

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Mandela wouldn't visit with Obama when he was alive...which shows how much he thought of the 1st African American President.

Obama to Meet With Mandela Family - ABC News
Mandela's last visit to America was in 2005, and he met with Obama.

And this from him, to Obama. They both shared being the first black president of their respective countries. To suggest he dissed Obama is ludicrous.
Obama traveled to South Africa to visit.

But had to meet with his family at Mandela's wishes.

Mandela could verbalize and choose who he wanted to meet ...but couldn't take a minute for a handshake, well wishes and a historic photo.
 

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Here's an image consters will love nobbing on

First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia visited Mandela in Johannesburg in 2011.
 

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Here's an image consters will love nobbing on

First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia visited Mandela in Johannesburg in 2011.
Found time for his wife and not the President.
 

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Mandela wouldn't visit with Obama when he was alive...which shows how much he thought of the 1st African American President.

Obama to Meet With Mandela Family - ABC News
Mandela's last visit to America was in 2005, and he met with Obama.

And this from him, to Obama. They both shared being the first black president of their respective countries. To suggest he dissed Obama is ludicrous.
Obama traveled to South Africa to visit.

But had to meet with his family at Mandela's wishes.

Mandela could verbalize and choose who he wanted to meet ...but couldn't take a minute for a handshake, well wishes and a historic photo.
You don't even read your own link.

Geezez. Mandela was in the hospital and gravely ill.
 

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Obama, Bush, Clinton to travel to South Africa | White House News | Political News | Comcast

The White House said Friday that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama would travel to South Africa next week to pay their respects. They will be joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and wife Laura Bush, who "gratefully accepted" the invitation from the Obamas, a Bush spokesman said.

The White House said travel arrangements were still being made and it was unclear when the Obamas and Bushes would depart. A memorial service for Mandela will be held Tuesday at a stadium in Johannesburg, followed by a smaller funeral on Dec. 15 in Mandela's hometown.

Former President Bill Clinton said he also planned to travel to South Africa, along with his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It was unclear whether the Clintons would also fly on Air Force One.


:eusa_whistle::eusa_whistle: President Obama was a no-show at Margaret Thatcher's funeral despite being invited to attend and thus snubbing England's invitation as a representative of the American people.

Joe Biden also refused, as did Hillary Clinton. (By the way, former Secretary of State George Schultz went to the funeral ...)

The British took note of the fact that the Obama administration chose not to send a single senior member of the Cabinet.

In fact, no actively serving, elected Democrat attended Lady Thatcher's funeral.
Mr Obama hates Britain, which of course is his right. But I wonder if it makes sense to base policy on personal antipathy?
 

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