One of the daily newspaper’s editorial writers, Kathleen Ingley, wrote this short take titled: A loathsome leader manages to find some U.S. supporters:
A couple of call-in programs on public radio focused on Robert Mugabe. Not surprising, since Zimbabwe’s hero-turned-despot is terrorizing opponents in advance of a sham runoff election. But there was a startling twist: Several callers wanted to defend Mugabe. Is there a fan club for ruthless leaders who flout election results, reduce the population to paupers, ignore public health and fuel an inflation rate that runs into the millions?