Mandela Says, "I'm Not Dead!"

Bush Kills Mandela!

It’s like President Bush isn’t even trying to sound smart anymore:

In a speech defending his administration’s Iraq policy, Bush said former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s brutality had made it impossible for a unifying leader to emerge and stop the sectarian violence that has engulfed the Middle Eastern nation.

“I heard somebody say, Where’s Mandela?’ Well, Mandela’s dead because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas,” Bush, who has a reputation for verbal faux pas, said in a press conference in Washington on Thursday.

Mandela and his peeps issued a statement asserting the former South African president and liberationist, is in fact, very much alive.