UN delegates cheer Mugabe tirade
This is a complete outrage
At the UN conference in Rome, Robert Mugabe used his speaking time to launch into a tirade against President Bush and Prime Minister Blair to the delight of the applauding delegates.
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.
Mr Mugabe said his land reforms, which enabled the government to seize hundreds of farms owned mostly by white Zimbabweans, had been part of a process to correct colonial injustices.
He blamed agricultural subsidies offered to farm produce from developed countries for crippling “the development of agriculture in developing countries”.
Delegates applauded Mr Mugabe at the end of his speech.
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez congratulates Mr Mugabe on his speech
The United Nations is a vile and corrupt organization and this latest stunt just proves it.