OK, here's what I don't get. The top google hits for a search on Mugabe include the phrases "Zimbabwe strongman", "descent into dictatorship", "people dying in Zimbabwe", and "Mugabe's terror campaign". He's banned from entering the EU, except for when he's invited by the UN, like he was Monday for the 60th anniversary of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. So Mugabe, dictator of a country where "an estimated 3.8 million people" are starving, has this to say
in front of the UN (via LGF):
Mr Mugabe used his speech to lambast President Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, whose governments have been among his severest critics.
"Must we allow these men, the two unholy men of our millennium, who in the same way as Hitler and Mussolini formed [an] unholy alliance, form an alliance to attack an innocent country?" asked Mr Mugabe, apparently referring to Iraq.
"The voice of Mr Bush and the voice of Mr Blair can't decide who shall rule in Zimbabwe, who shall rule in Africa, who shall rule in Asia, who shall rule in Venezuela, who shall rule in Iran, who shall rule in Iraq," he said.
And what did the UN do after he went on this tirade that had nothing to do with feeding the hungry?
Some delegates to the Rome meeting applauded Mr Mugabe's condemnation of the Western leaders on several occasions during his speech and then at the end.
So a real life dictator goes to the UN to call Bush and Blair dictators? And people clap? The UN is such a joke.
Hey, Mugabe. Maybe you'd better look at your own tactics before you start pointing dictator fingers at others. I'd say "using violence and murder as an electoral strategy" is a far cry from Bush and Blair. But hey, you seem to fit in fine with the Oil For Food crowd.
Please, can we just end this charade that is the UN?
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WTF happened to those guys to skew their perspective so much? I am so sick of them catering to total sh*ts...I mean, compared to the PM of Italy, Bush is a pussycat. I mean, that guy just keeps on changing laws to avoid getting indicted, um, changed a law about needing certain majorities for decisions...um, owns a media concern so he can make his own publicity. And then, let's see...then there is Chirac, or Jacques Iraq, as the Iraqis called him under Saddam. Oh, and he extended an invite to Mugabe last time. And those guys think they can criticize Bush and Blair...seeing the splinter in someone else's eye, but not noticing the log in your own? I think the rest of the world can be thankful that those guys aren't presiding over America or England.
The UN is a total farce.
Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at October 18, 2005 05:50 AM (7vNDT)
hey sarah finaaly we agree on something.those clowns in midtown are looking for a paycheck and a night out on the upper east side.in all fairness their humanitarian efforts and their abilitily to co-ordinate"some" elections they have done fairly well.their "peacekeeping missions" are a total joke.these dudes couldn't break up a bar fight in the ghetto much less lead a country back to stability.just look at east timor for openers.
Posted by: tommy at October 18, 2005 08:39 AM (NMK3S)
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