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Mugabe: a star on the rise

Just when you think that the world could not possibly get more insane:

President Robert Mugabe’s regime pulled off an extraordinary diplomatic coup yesterday when it was given a senior position within the African Union, the grouping set up to promote good governance in Africa.

What are the odds on Mugabe being appointed as the next UN Commissioner on Human Rights?

4 comments to Mugabe: a star on the rise

  • David Mercer

    I think we must indeed be living in Robert Heinlein’s Crazy Years when I see shit like this!

  • Wayne Townsend

    Odds, Odds, man that’s like the quote from “blazing saddles” Badges we don’t need no stinking badges.

    You can count on the UN being represented by his fine government, and Brazil will be closely behind.

  • Chris Josephson

    The way I view the UN now, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Mugabe took over for Kofi Annan.

    In the meantime, look for Mugabe and the African Union to hold a conference denouncing the West and how the West is responsible for all of Africa’s ills. They’ll want *more money*, of course.

    The UN will endorse the results of any conference like this. The UN’s Human Rights Committee, especially, will be in favor of the West giving the likes of Mugabe more money.

  • Guy Herbert

    Nah, not Africa’s turn to have a General Secretary… Probably time for central Asia– somewhere notably liberal and democratic such as Uzbekistan.

    I do have a bet on the next pope being African, though.