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Clinton admonishes Mugabe

In yet another sign of an administration (and a Secretary of State) that can walk and chew gum at the same time, State Department spokesman Robert Wood said today that Secretary Clinton is “very troubled by the fact that the Mugabe regime refuses to negotiate seriously with the opposition,” and is, in fact, “very focused” ...

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In yet another sign of an administration (and a Secretary of State) that can walk and chew gum at the same time, State Department spokesman Robert Wood said today that Secretary Clinton is “very troubled by the fact that the Mugabe regime refuses to negotiate seriously with the opposition,” and is, in fact, “very focused” on the continuing political stalemate.

While the adminstration is “reviewing” the overall situation, however, official State Department actions will be limited to encouraging the government of South Africa to get more involved. But that doesn’t necessarily bode well for ordinary Zimbabweans: The South African government’s response to the ongoing crisis has been disheartening, at best.

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