October 7th, 2010
12:43 PM ET

Obama praises Desmond Tutu on his retirement

President Barack Obama congratulated Archbishop Desmond Tutu on his official retirement, praising him for the extensive list of accomplishments in his decades-long career.

"For decades he has been a moral titan - a voice of principle, an unrelenting champion of justice, and a dedicated peacemaker," Obama said in a written statement.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Godzilla

    I regret my lack of cheddar extremely.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:36 am |
  2. Rony

    Cheddar gets my vote.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:44 pm |
  3. Your own personal cheeses

    cheddar is the WIN

    October 8, 2010 at 11:20 pm |
  4. Tirone

    Praise cheeses, not an archbishop!

    I think cheddar is the best. Ah, a nice extra sharp cheddar cheese is truly divine!

    Anyone else prefer cheddar cheese over all the others?

    October 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
    • Ah, foood!

      I prefer cheddar cheese. American cheese sux big-time.

      October 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  5. Reality

    Archbishop Tutu is indeed a man of courage and charisma. Unfortunately, he suffers from the Three B Syndrome, i.e. Bred, Born and Brainwashed in religion. In his case, the Henry VIII version of Christianity. Hopefully in his retirement, he will be able to catch up with the historical Jesus by admitting he has been conned all these years by all the myths and embellishments that overflow from the OT, Torah and the NT.

    October 8, 2010 at 12:44 am |
  6. rick simeone

    you are kidding right?
    just another radical leftist masquerading as a christian
    he would not know the LORD if he fell over HIM !

    October 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  7. Wick

    For being a "moral tltan", he sure didn't do much to stop the madness around the world. He can rest on his "laurels" now as the world continues to descend into religious madness.
    Yeh, good goin' "Archbishop"....good werk, good job, good grief, good riddance. Retirement probably suits you.

    Africa is still a heIIhole.

    October 7, 2010 at 8:54 pm |
  8. peace2all

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A man who spoke out and took a stand, in most cases against ignorance, intolerance, bigotry, hatred. And was for equality for all.

    A man of peacemaking in this world.


    October 7, 2010 at 2:36 pm |
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