Obama: Mandela Bent Arch of Universe to Justice

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Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) –- President Barack Obama comments on the passing of Former South African President Nelson Mandela at the age of 95. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Let's listen to president obama speaking from the white house on nelson mandela.

Nelson mandela closed his statement from the dock saying, "i have fallout against white domination, and i have fought against black domination.

I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.

It is an ideal which i hope to live for and to achief.

But if needs be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die." nelson mandela lived for that ideal, and he made it real.

He achieved more than could be expected of any man.

Today he has gone home, and we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings will share time with on this earth.

He no longer belongs to us.

He belongs to the ages.

Through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us.

His journey from a prisoner to a president emboddened the promise that huge beings and countries can change for the per.

-- for the better.

His commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who jailed him set an example that all humanity should aspire to, whether in the lives of nations or our own personal lives.

And the fact that he did it all with grace, and good humor, and an ability to acknowledge his

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