Thursday, September 22, 2005

those who ignore history...

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....A panel of experts on Zimbabwe admitted frustration on Tuesday that international pressure against President Robert Mugabe has failed to weaken his hold on power.

Tom Woods, a top African affairs official at the United States State Department, said the grim prospect for Zimbabweans is that Mugabe will remain in power until his term ends in 2008....

...In recent years, he said, the United States has provided $300-million in food aid to Zimbabwe, "a country that used to feed itself and the region"....

The dirty little secret of dictators: They steal any "aid for themselves and their cronies...and then cry for food aid, which they also steal...

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