Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bush urges world to unite on Zimbabwe sanctions

I am writing this post after the fact, though the issue is still topical.

Monday's CNN headline news reported this headline. I had no time to post on Monday, I was a tad preoccupied with other issues.

Was Bush a tad preoccupied with other issues before now? Why on earth has this taken so long? He waits suntil the 11th hour - his last G8 summit (thank God) to denounce Zimbabwe. Why didn't he say something sooner? Before the election would have been a good time. Before Mugabe's opposition leader Tsvangirai had to flee the country, grief stricken at the atrocities taking place against his followers.

We should cut off all communications with Zimbabwe, issue strong sanctions, even if every other country in the G8 does not agree. While we are not the world's police, we are held to a higher standard.

The world expects more from the U.S. I hope that the next administration will deliver that again.

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