Saturday, January 24, 2009

Watching Zimbabwe Die

The situation in Zimbabwe today is even more deplorable than it was when I first posted on December 13, 2008. A raging cholera epidemic has now killed at least 2,773 people and infected 50,000 according to the United Nations. The Red Cross recently warned that the number of infections could top 60,000 by next week.

It is well past time for the international community to intervene forcefully and save an entire country from wasting away under Robert Mugabe. The West must act. Additional summits and further sanctions have no value and are merely prolonging the suffering of millions of Zimbabweans. The world can no longer stand idle and watch a nation die.