The U.S. has finally decided that it is “well past time” for Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe to be shown the door. This after he stole an election in June, subverted a power-sharing arrangement and run his once-prosperous nation into the ground.

The New York Times:

With Zimbabwe in the midst record-setting inflation, rampant hunger and a cholera epidemic, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday that it was “well past time” for President Robert G. Mugabe to go.

Referring to the cholera death toll, now nearing 600, she said, “If this is not evidence to the international community to stand up for what is right, I don’t know what would be.”

Her remarks, made in Copenhagen, seemed intended to pressure those African nations disinclined to nudge Mr. Mugabe, an 84-year-old hero of Zimbabwe’s liberation, toward the door. His government remains paralyzed by a stalemated power-sharing deal.

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