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Can't Win for Losing

Found this happy item while trolling the Guardian for some piping fresh outrage:

The United States government has said it wants to see President Robert Mugabe removed from power and that it is working with the Zimbabwean opposition to bring about a change of administration.

The trouble, of course, with regime change in some sub-Saharan African states is that the new guys are often worse than the old guys. Think of Angola, Congo/Zaire/Congo, or even what has become of Zimbabwe. The good news is, there's damn little chance that anyone could be worse than Mugabe, even if the new leader turns out to be a hyperactive, knife-wielding pack of ferrets.

The other trouble, of course, is how long will it be before the US is accused -- by the very same Guardian reporter -- of trying to force Zimbabwe back to its white-ruled days as Rhodesia?