"Part of the reason why there is not this instant democracy in Iraq is because people are still recovering from Saddam Hussein's brutal rule. I thought an interesting comment was made when somebody said to me, I heard somebody say, where's Mandela? Well, Mandela is dead, because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas." -- President Bush quoted in official White House TranscriptThinkProgress has the video clip here.
The President has been criticized for linking 9/11 to Iraq or Saddam in speeches for years. This is apparently the first time he's linked Saddam to Nelson Mandela's death.
Oh, and by the way. Nelson Mandela is still alive. (White House/ThinkProgress)