Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Mugabe's Useful Idiots

Yes, yes, I know, Lenin may not have actually said it, but the general idea applies here. When it came to Mugabe, we should have been a lot more aggressive a lot earlier. Someone else explores why we didn't (Telegraph).

I hesitate to advocate for a direct armed intervention but clearly, the diplomatic approach hasn't work. That said, I think internally, the opposition to Mugabe must take further initiative. For Zimbabwe's neighbours however, who seem to believe that it's an "internal matter", I would suggest that it's an internal matter like poverty and economic relief are internal matters and it's high time that the west's financial spigots to despots are turned off.

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