Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Is there anyone worse than Mugabe?

"...The media is often criticized for reporting only bad news from Africa. It’s sometimes a legitimate criticism but, then again, when you have people like Robert Mugabe running things in Africa what is the media suppose to do? Things are so bad in Zimbabwe that it is almost incomprehensible. Mugabe may not be Hitler, he may not even be Saddam Hussein, but he is without a doubt one of the worst human beings on the planet and he has been that way for a very long time. He may have had good intentions thirty years ago, he may have even had good intentions twenty or twenty-five years ago, but his current intentions clearly do not serve the vast majority of people in Zimbabwe and they haven’t severed the people of Zimbabwe, or the people of Africa, for a very long time.

Mugabe is a cancer. He is one of the biggest reasons why most of the news reported from Africa is bad news—another reason is because the giants on the continent, people like South African president Thabo Mbeki, refuse to speak out against Mugabe."

Actually at least the press speaks out about Mugabe. They are silent about the wars in Central Africa, and ignored the wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia (and Sudan) for years.

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