Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Dealing with the inevitable

This story was predictable as of 2000:

Zimbabwe has only two weeks of wheat supply left, while citizens are faced with soaring bread prices, Zimbabwe's main milling organisation has said. The cost of bread has risen by 30%, pushing Zimbabwe's inflation rate to more than 600%. Zimbabwe has been in economic decline since President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms in 2000.
I wonder what the West's obligations are. It seems inhumane not to ship in wheat to alleviate the starvation of the innocents. However, it's obvious that doing so will prop up another truly evil African dictatorship. That is, if we send wheat and other supplies, Mugabe gets to continue in power, pursuing his evil policies, and letting the West sustain his people at a minimal level -- too much food to die, too little food to rebel. Talking to Technorati: , , ,