The Stone City

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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Small Victory

R. Alex Whitlock discusses the U.S. rejection of the attempted tyrants' takeover of the internet. His irritation with the reporting on the issue is palpable (and justified). The quote that struck me was this:
Mugabe's remarks signaled that, despite the U.S. success in winning over a broad group of nations including the European Union bloc, underlying complaints about American hegemony in Internet control still linger.
So, to the article's authors, international meat-packing glitterati like Robert Mugabe are now statesmen and harbingers of international opinion? Were Messrs. Saddam and Milosevic unavailable for comment?

[No link in Mr. Whitlock's post; this looks like it.]