Several years ago, apparently having "worked all night on a drink of rum," Belafonte called then-Secretary of State Colin Powell, and by extension then-National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice, "house slaves" for George W. Bush. (To which Dr. Rice responded, "I don't need Harry Belafonte to tell me what it means to be black."
Earlier this month, Mr. Tallyman got on a banana boat to Venezuela where he appeared with Fidel Castro's new best friend President Hugo Chávez and called President Bush, the "greatest tyrant in the world, the greatest terrorist in the world."
Belafonte returned to earth, however briefly, to announce that "We've come to this dark time in which the Gestapo of Homeland Security lurks here," apparently believing that the Department of Homeland Security runs the prison at Gitmo, and owns the National Security Agency.
Comments … by Harry Belafonte in Venezuela were made as a private citizen, and not in his role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, nor in an official capacity on behalf of the organization.
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