Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am
The Guardian’s Simon Tisdall seems delighted that someone has finally stood up to democracy’s brutal progress:
Groundbreaking elections in Afghanistan, Ukraine, Palestine and Iraq, extolled in President Bush’s “dawn of freedom” inaugural address, have encouraged western hopes that democratic values are gaining universal acceptance.
But this winning streak, if that is what it is, will come to a shuddering halt next month in Zimbabwe.
President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu-PF party look poised to steal parliamentary elections on March 31 in the same violently fraudulent way that, say Zimbabwe’s opposition and international observers, they stole past polls in 2000 and 2002.
Hooray! Writes contributor J.F. Beck: “Jesus H. Christ, how did Bush come to be responsible for an entrenched dictator like Mugabe rigging an ‘election’? Why doesn’t the EU do something?�?