Written by Simon Tisdall
All the self-righteous huffing and puffing in Washington over Ukraine jars on European and especially Russian ears after the multiple U.S.-led invasions and interventions in other people's countries of recent years. It's difficult to say what is more astonishing: the double standards exhibited by the White House, or the apparent total lack of self-awareness of U.S. officials.
Secretary of State John Kerry risked utter ridicule when he declared it unacceptable to invade another country on a "completely trumped-up pretext," or just because you don't like its current leadership. Iraq in 2003 springs instantly to mind. This is exactly what George W. Bush and Tony Blair did when they "trumped up"the supposed threat posed by the hated Saddam Hussein's fabled weapons of mass destruction.
Written by ISAAC CHEBE
From the outset, let me state that if there is a presidency I did not appreciate as much, since we assumed political pluralism, it was Bakili Muluzi’s second tenure in office. What broke the camel’s back was his desperate attempt to attack the Constitution and bulldoze himself on us under the guise of open terms later transformed to third term. He, being one who took over from Kamuzu Banda, in my view, should not even have harbored the slightest of ambitions to directly attack constitutionalism at that early phase of our multi-party democracy. As they say though, the rest of that jazz is history.
Written by Z ALLAN NTATA
“Every government is a parliament of whores” – P. J. O’Rourke