My husband and I have been reading the classic "A Christmas Carol" to our children.The book represents our countdown to Christmas. I can't help but get sidetracked in my mind to the situation in Zimbabwe.
The US and Europe's calls to intervene in Zimbabwe has far more to do with attempting to rehabilitate some sense of "good vs evil" than with empowering ordinary people to take control of their own lives.
Though Mugabe is hardly the worst dictator in the world, he is regarded as "our" dictator and therefore our business. The public asks "what is to be done about him?" Prudence tells us please to shut up.