October 17, 2005


UN delegates cheer Mugabe tirade (BBC, 10/17/05)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has drawn applause for a speech denouncing Britain's Tony Blair and US President George Bush at a UN event in Rome. [...]

Mr Mugabe used his speech to lambast President Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, whose governments have been among his severest critics.

"Must we allow these men, the two unholy men of our millennium, who in the same way as Hitler and Mussolini formed [an] unholy alliance, form an alliance to attack an innocent country?" asked Mr Mugabe, apparently referring to Iraq.

"The voice of Mr Bush and the voice of Mr Blair can't decide who shall rule in Zimbabwe, who shall rule in Africa, who shall rule in Asia, who shall rule in Venezuela, who shall rule in Iran, who shall rule in Iraq," he said.

Just think of the good a Predator could have done.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 17, 2005 10:58 AM

I guess we know whose side the Bushitler folks are on.

Posted by: Tom C., Stamford,Ct. at October 17, 2005 12:05 PM

Isn't that Hugo Chavez hugging him? Birds of a feather. Though compared to Mugabe, Chavez hasn't even earned his tyrant stripes yet.

Posted by: Twn at October 17, 2005 1:01 PM

. . . but he's working hard at it, don't you know.

Posted by: obc at October 17, 2005 1:57 PM

The only think missing in the picture was the Klingon who stood beside Calypso Louie in D.C. this weekend (complete with the Red Army dress).

Posted by: ratbert at October 17, 2005 2:21 PM

Predator? Nay, sir, nothing less than a 2000pdr JDAM. Only the best for President Mugabe!

Posted by: Mike Morley at October 17, 2005 3:08 PM

Mugabe and Chavez aren't hugging in the photograph. Mugabe is showing Chavez how he once crushed his brother-in-law's testicles with a garlic press.

Posted by: George at October 17, 2005 4:03 PM

These guys have failed their countries so abysmally, they can only retreat to their glory days in the 1970's. If it weren't for the innocent lives they are destroying, it would be ridiculous.

Posted by: Chris Durnell at October 17, 2005 7:19 PM

Mugabe is saying, "do you know what happened to the last person who touched me?" Chavez is thinking, "you've got bad breath!"

Posted by: Dave W. at October 17, 2005 9:28 PM

Reminsicent of Schroeder hugging Chirac, no?

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 17, 2005 10:57 PM

I vote for a mysterious mid-ocean aircraft explosion.

Posted by: PapayaSF at October 18, 2005 12:42 AM