Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Monday, June 10, 2002

Andrew Natsios, head of the United States agency for development (USAID), has said "I am uncomfortable when any head of state that is tyrannical and predatory comes to a conference like this, and he (Mugabe) fits that category," of Robert Mugabe being at the World Food Summit in Rome.

Even the EU representative was harsh: "Obviously it is distasteful to see the president of Zimbabwe giving the impression as if he was really caring about his citizens and about the fight against poverty and in particular the provision of food for his people, because there are so many policies that go against this," EU Commission spokesman Gunnar Wiegand told reporters in Brussels.

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