I nearly spilled my tea when I read this:
Western countries are concerned about the expected appointment of Zimbabwe to head a key UN body, the Commission on Sustainable Development.
“We don’t think that Zimbabwe would be a particularly effective leader of this body”. (A US state department spokesman, Tom Casey)
Concerned?! Particularly effective?!!
So this is what they mean by diplomatic language… I think I shall start interpreting people’s remarks about my need to be more ‘diplomatic’ in an entirely different manner. Or is the term ‘reality-challenged’?
FYI: Zimbabwe is enduring the world’s highest inflation, at more than 2000%, mass unemployment, and there are widespread accusations of civil rights abuses.