I missed the memorial. But I read Obama’s well-crafted, no doubt heartfelt and excellently delivered speech. Now would be the perfect time, Mr President, to close your own island prison and send home your state’s political prisoners, don’t you think, if the world is really to believe that your words mean anything? But perhaps Our Man’s being petty. Today isn’t about Obama. Our Man is happy to pass the floor to folk better qualified to comment, in order of personal preference, on the death of Mandela.