In his July 8th speech at Goree Island, Senegal, President George W. Bush made this incredible statement: "African peoples are now writing your own story of liberty. Africans have overcome the arrogance of colonial powers, overturned the cruelties of apartheid, and made it clear that dictatorship is not the future of any nation on this continent." Informed listeners must have been dumbfounded by Bushs remarks. Dictatorship, slaughter, cruelty, and genocide are rampant throughout Africa today, on a scale dwarfing the worst periods of the colonial epoch. The presidents speech continued: "In the process, Africa has produced heroes of liberation leaders like Mandela, Senghor, Nkrumah, Kenyatta, Selassie and Sadat."
Nelson Mandela, of course, has been elevated to Savior of Africa status through a decades-long media campaign. But the president must be aware that Mandela was a Communist terrorist and that his ruling African National Congress continues as a Communist, pro-terrorist organization. All but one of the other African gods mentioned in the Bush pantheon were as bad, or worse. Leopold Senghor, a vice-president of the Socialist International and president of Senegal 1960-1981, embraced the Soviet Union and Red China. Kwame Nkrumah was a trained-in-America Communist professor who returned to Africa in 1949 and attempted to found what he called the "West African Soviet Republic." After becoming president of the newly independent Ghana in 1957, he began assuming more and more power, declaring himself "President for Life" in 1964. Banning all opposition and erecting a Stalinist dictatorship, he wrote that effective rule required "emergency measures of a totalitarian kind." His brutal regime was overthrown while he was visiting his mentor, Mao Zedong, Red Chinas supreme mass murderer. Jomo Kenyatta, trained in London and Moscow, launched one of the worlds most vicious terrorist campaigns. Using a combination of Marxism-Leninism and witch doctor black magic, he unleashed his demonic Mau Mau cannibals to torture and hack to pieces all fellow Kikuyu tribesmen who refused to join his revolution. Like his comrade, Nkrumah, Kenyatta emulated his Marxist masters once in office, transforming Kenya into a one-party dictatorship. Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia was a total autocrat who invited the Soviets into Africa, which led to the Stalinist regime of Mengistu and Ethiopias infamous genocidal famine.
President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, alone of those cited by President Bush, may be considered a heroic leader. -- Source