Who has been the worst president: George Bush or Robert Mugabe?
The throwing of shoes at George Bush during a press conference by an Iraqi journalist summed up the entire Bush presidency.
It was all in Bush’s response to the incident. He claimed that the majority of journalists supported him and the American people and what has been accomplished in Iraq. So what exactly has been accomplished in Iraq Mr. President?
It was heady days for Bush when Saddam was toppled and Bush claimed that the mission was accomplished, blindly unaware that the resistance in Iraq was in place and ready to fight the occupation. At the end of his presidency he seems to think America has won the war.
Bush has been out of touch with reality all along. In fact he played right into the hands of the militant Islamics who wanted to fight America in their own back garden and thereby bleed America financially.
The war in Afghanistan is getting uglier by the day as the Taliban gets stronger in the rural areas and is now attacking American supply lines with much success. Bush’s response was to launch attacks across the border in Pakistan.
A new card was thrown on the table when the Mumbai attacks occurred. The attackers have been identified as Pakistani’s which just adds to the confusion in the War on Terror. The shift in focus by the Pakistan government from trying to control the Afghanistan insurgents in Pakistan to a possible war with India has only played into the radical Islamists hands once again. Pakistan is very unstable and could collapse politically at any time.
George Bush could never foretell the consequences of his actions. He has caused much hatred for Americans and has made the western world a very dangerous place.
On the other hand Robert Mugabe has since 2000, embarked on a strategy to stay in power at all costs. Knowing that the brotherhood that exists from the days of fighting colonial rule is still strong on the African continent, he knew that nobody would lift a finger to stop him.
In Africa, when in doubt blame the white man for all your woes. This is exactly what Mugabe did when he started expropriating white owned farm land and distributing the farms to his cronies. The result has been a nation wide famine as the farms fell into neglect and crops ruined. Zimbabwe, once the bread basket of Africa, became a basket case.
Sanctions were imposed which Mugabe then blamed for the famine and spiraling inflation that has bankrupted Zimbabwe. Two elections were held, one of which Mugabe stole and the other which he lost.
The lost election did not bother Mugabe in the least. After all, who was going to intervene? Thabo Mbeki tried quiet diplomacy which Mugabe just brushed aside. And now Zimbabwe is in the end game. A cholera outbreak, which has been described by the Mugabe regime as a biological warfare attack by America and Britain (when all else fails, blame the white man) is gripping the country. Mugabe then stated that there is no more cholera in Zimbabwe. This statement proved his government does not care about the people of Zimbabwe and cannot survive for much longer.
Who has been the worst leader for world peace? Well Mugabe has decimated a country and forced millions into starvation while Bush has created a scenario that will take decades to solve, and the financial collapse that has shaken the world and left millions without homes and jobs also happened under his watch. The honour therefore has to go to George Bush.