Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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Mugabe government seizes food aid destined for poor children

There seems to be no limit to the cruelty of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe. By taking over privately-owned farms and handing them out to his friends, he has managed to force millions in the heart of Africa's breadbasket into starvation. He continues to ruthlessly suppress any and all who voice opposition to his regime, including the victors in recently-held elections which served his party with a massive defeat that he still refuses to recognize. And just this week, armed thugs operating under his command stole millions of dollars in American food aid - wheat and pinto beans, no less - destined for his country's hungry children and gave it to his political supporters, who are sure to use it not to fill their own well-fed bellies, but to fill their wallets.

If only we had an American President who would sit down with Mr. Mugabe and talk things over over tea and crumpets, perhaps these sorts of outrages could be averted. You think?