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Robert Mugabe

Asked for a response to Robert Mugabe’s comments comparing President Bush and the Prime Minister to Mussolini and Hitler, the PMOS said that nothing Mr Mugabe said surprised us, nor would it deflect us from our view of what was happening in Zimbabwe, which was anything other than a laughing matter. Asked if we thought it was wrong that Mr Mugabe was a guest in Rome, the PMOS said that was a matter for Rome. Put to him that we held the EU presidency, the PMOS said that last time he checked Italy was a sovereign country.

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  1. It’s beyond offensive that this fascist criminal who routinely rigs elections and starves his own people should have the temerity to use the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization to liken Blair and Bush to Hitler and Mussonlini. I really think this man is deeply disturbed and in need of medical treatment.

    What appals me even more than the neanderthal ravings of Mugabe, is the fact that FAO Secretary-General Jacques Diouf invited him in the first place. Exactly what a man who has ruined the agriculture of his country and taken food from the mouths of his own people is doing at a conference of this sort escapes me.

    The Blair haters in the U.K. will be happy to know they now have a friend in Mugabe. The allied effort in Iraq is looking better already!

    Comment by Aidan Maconachy — 20 Oct 2005 on 4:45 pm | Link
  2. It IS offensive, agreed, and it is beyond a travesty that such a "man" should be allowed an international stage to air such views.

    I for one, however, do not consider Mugabe as a friend in any way, shape or form. And yes, you may take from that that I hate Bliar :o> But I don’t need to have one criminal’s crimes pointed out to me by another criminal…

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 21 Oct 2005 on 9:17 pm | Link
  3. Yes indeed. But Blair could just possibly have said something – even at the risk of upsetting his dear friend Berlusconi (that latter-day Mussolini).

    About the only person to regularly speak out against the ghastly Mugabe is Peter Tatchell.

    Where is the courage and moral leadership which Blair declared he had? Maybe the silence is something to do with what Blair intends to do after he’s finished tinkering with (and generally ruining) this country.

    Comment by Chuck Unsworth — 22 Oct 2005 on 4:55 pm | Link
  4. I have recently read a report from the ICC about Zimbabwe.
    It is proposed to let Zimbabwe back into international cricket, despite Mugabes apaling human rights abuses. Whats next a readmitance to the UN, or even worse the world bank?
    It will be interesting to see if teams are forced to tour Zimbabwe or face a fine.

    Comment by Richard Tegg — 10 Nov 2006 on 11:57 am | Link
  5. If Oil was suddenly discovered in Zimbabwe, Blair and Bush would be in there before you could say "regime change".

    That the only reason Mugabe is left untouched – he doesn’t have anything we want!

    Comment by John — 31 Jan 2007 on 4:38 pm | Link

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