Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Day Late And A Dollar Short

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe came under threat of further sanctions on Saturday as President Bush said the U.S. was working on new ways to punish longtime leader Robert Mugabe and his allies following the widely denounced presidential runoff election.
Earlier Saturday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the U.S. plans to introduce a U.N. resolution as early as next week seeking tough measures against Zimbabwe.
"We will press for strong action by the United Nations, including an arms embargo on Zimbabwe and travel ban on regime officials," Bush said in a statement issued while he spent the weekend at Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.
Friday's runoff election was widely condemned by African and other world leaders. Longtime President Robert Mugabe was the only candidate and observers said the few Zimbabweans who went to the polls did so only out of fear.
"The international community has condemned the Mugabe regime's ruthless campaign of politically motivated violence and intimidation with a strong and unified voice that makes clear that yesterday's election was in no way free and fair," Bush said.
Now here is my problem. Why did we not secure the voting like we did in Iraq? Lack of monetary funds? Too violent? Or too many niggers? It is typical of our government to comment on something after the worst part has taken place. What exactly will sanctions do if the official elected will still be in office? That seems like you will make it even more rough for the citizens if you have a crook in office and restaints on trading, travel and such. This has been going on for centuries. America's government will not help anyone who doesn't pay. They restuctured Iraq because of influence from Israel, but skipped Zimbabwe. They attacked Slobadon Milosivik for, as Clinton put it " Ethnic clensing and economic benefits", but bypassed Angola. If you are going to risk OUR troops lives for a conflict that is none of OUR business I say do it for ethics not for income. Many feel otherwise do you feel??

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