Any time the people of Zimbabwe express disgust with their president, he immediately plays his ever present race card blaming all problems on white people. His policies have resulted in an inflation rate of about 200,000%, it is the fault of white people. He has driven millions from his own land-it’s white imperialism’s fault. He murders and tortures his own people– out comes the race card. The G-8 group bluntly told Mugabe”we do not accept the legitimacy of any government that does not reflect the will of the Zimbabwe people,” and his information minister responds; “they want to undermine the African Union and President Mbeki’s effort because they are racists because they think only white people think better.”
President Mbeki has sided with Mugabe despite the fact the Zimbabwean president lost an election in March to Morgan Tsvangirai and his Movement for Democratic Change(MDC). Mbeki’s own followers like Jacob Zuma have denounced his failure to protect the people of Zimbabwe against Mugabe sponsored terrorism. The MDC insists they can no negotiate while their followers are subject to violence and intimidation. Mugabe is not the legitimate president of the country. He is a thug and murderer.
The United States of America continues its refusal to accept the reality of global warming and the importance of the world’s most powerful industrial power to become an active participant in the fight to deal with issues confronting the future of the world. In one of his characteristic off-hand remarks, the president told leaders of the G-8 summit meeting, “goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter,” as he prepared to depart. President Bush did tell his fellow members at the summit, the United States might “seriously consider” a 50% cut in carbon emissions by the year 2050. Of course, Bush will be dead by the point in time but his children and grandchildren will have to live in a world polluted by his follies.
China and India were invited to the summit and also adopted a negative attitude concerning the issue of pollution saying they would not sign any binding agreements until the leading industrial powers made clear what they would do about curbing CO 2 emissions. There is little doubt leaders of the world simply do not believe it is time for drastic action nor will they bluntly tell people in their countries about what must be done to make this a healthier and safer world.
The summit also was unable to deal with deadlocks over trade agreements and many believed nothing would happen until after the current presidential election in America because both candidates fear upsetting the farme