The cartoon below has been swiped from my kindred blogger Adam Smith's blog, The Inquiring Mind. But with the news today that Morgan Tsvangirai has pulled out of the Presidential election re-run due to the escalation of violence towards MDC supporters, this image is chillingly true.
I fully concur with Adam's assessment that Mugabe is a madman. He claims that God installed him as President of Zimbabwe, and that only God can remove him. At church last night, we asked God to do just that!
In the meantime, I agree entirely with Helen Clark's condemnation of Mugabe's "abhorrent behaviour". However, the time for the international community to stop talking tough, and to impose some serious, meaningful sanctions on Mugabe. In particular, we are looking closely at South African President, Thabo Mbeki whose attitude to Mugabe has, to this point been at best laissez-faire.
Hat-tip: The Inquiring Mind