Boondoggle

One blogger’s personal bridge to nowhere

Step away slowly, Jimmy

jimmy-carterThree members of an organization known — somewhat cryptically, I admit — as “The Elders” were rebuffed in their attempt to make a peaceful visit to Zimbabwe.  The three troublemakers?  Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Nelson Mandela’s wife Graça Machel, and intimidating former U.S. president Jimmy Carter.

The Herald [Robert Mugabe’s newspaper] quoted the same source as saying that some of the three Elders were “deemed hostile to Zimbabwe,” accusing Mr. Annan of being “openly critical of President Mugabe and his administration” in the past.

From one octogenarian to another, who’s really being “hostile” here, Mr. Mugabe?

(photo from flickr user Valerie Reneé under a Creative Commons license)

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November 20, 2008 - Posted by | Zimbabwe | ,

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