One voice which has remained conspicuously silent over Zimbabwe is Tony Blair, former prime minister.
Unless I’ve missed something, Blair has not commented over the sham election and human rights abuses under Robert Mugabe.
Curious, given his track record on interventionist foreign policy. Over a year ago he was quoted describing how “our self-interest” had to be defined in the context of a more interdependent world.
“If we let Sudan get any worse, if we let Somalia crumble, if we don’t intervene to try to help those countries in Africa, at some point in the world in which we live today, those problems will come back and visit themselves upon us,” he warned.
“I think we can be proud of the interventions we have made. In removing the dictatorships that we have from Sierra Leone, from Kosovo, from Afghanistan and Iraq, yes, I believe the world is a better place, for the removal of those dictators.”
Still waiting to hear back from his spokesman.
You probably guessed this already; but he hasn’t replied.