Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Obama silent on Zimbabwe's problems

President Bush has issued a statement saying that Robert Mugabe should resign.
The European Union, Archbishop Tutu, leaders in Botswana, Kenya and Zambia have said the same.

But I ran across this quote about who is missing.

The international discord is nevertheless lacking one voice - that of US president elect Barack Obama, who has not last commented about the humanitarian disaster in Zimbabwe five months ago.

A spokeswoman for the President-elect's transition team indicated yesterday that she would be willing to issue a statement on his behalf.

Although Mr Obama has been keen to avoid second-guessing the White House on foreign policy issues and emphasised that there can only be “one president at a time”, this does not explain a prolonged period of silence that now stretches back to June 24.

Obama did have a discussion with Tsvangirai in June...

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