In Zimbabwe this week they held a general election for the office of President. The world saw this as a sad exercise in futility and self-delusion as the election was between current ruler/dictator, Robert Mugabe and himself. The only opposition to Mugabe was Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change and he had been run out of the country, let alone the election by mobs of Mugabe supporters hell bent on killing him.
President George W. Bush said that he was disappointed in Mugabe for allowing the election to deteriorate into a one man race by the use of physical force and intimidation. President Bush was heard to say that Mugabe, “Should have cheated his way into the office fair and square like I did.”