Monday, July 21, 2008

Mugabe & Tsvangirai Meet To Agree To Meet

For the first time in a decade, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai met at the behest of South African President Thabo Mbeki today and have agreed to meet within two weeks to discuss a power sharing agreement.

Forgive me if I'm not too excited about this development. I'm not suggesting it isn't insignficant. Obviously pressure has been brought to bear againt Mugabe and Mugabe has decided it is his in his best interests to meet with Tsvangirai and give the appearance of being amenable to compromise. But if anyone thinks Mugabe is going to relinquish any meaningful power to Tsvangirai or to anyone else is living in a fantasy world.

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