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Despite the Way We Talk, Freedom is Not Always the U.S.'s Core Interest
As you all know, Nelson Mandela was condemned as a terrorist by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. This is because the USSR was backing Mandela, as he stood against apartheid in South Africa. Since Reagan was so anti-communist, his goal of stopping the USSR outweighed America's goal of spreading freedom...
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The irony of politics... apparently, Reagan vetoed Congress of labelling him as a terrorist but was unsuccessful. Dick Cheney still believes he was a terrorist then.
In a recent interview with Dick Cheney, asked him if they were wrong in labelling him as a terrorist during apartheid, he said no at the time he was and has no apologies with the decision. He's such a DICK!