Why Bother?

President Robert Mugabe has pledged to uphold "democracy and the rule of law" when a raft of African autocrats signed a declaration supposedly heralding a new era of open politics.

Why bother even paying for the paper this was written on? Anyone think that the robber barons who run those African countries are going to take any notice?

4 comments on “Why Bother?

  1. They might, if we cut off funding, and we may as well, since it mostly goes to Switzerland anyway. On the other hand, the Chinese will probably make up the difference.

  2. The Chinese will not make up the difference. They do not give aid; they do not even try to install political commissars as the Soviets used to; they buy what they want. That’s it.

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