Catching up on the Economist this evening, I came across an interesting description of a threat being used by the major opposition party in the Congolese elections. Referring to opposition leader Etienne Tshieskedi’s demand for more transparency in the elections, the people of Kinsasha have taken to the streets. Their cry?
Chanting a new battle-cry of “Tshisekedi or Iraq”, thousands of his supporters have taken to the streets in recent weeks, threatening to reduce the already chaotic capital to complete anarchy unless their party’s demands are met.
That might say it all.
(I’m sure I’ll have more to say about this later, but is the ‘cut and run’ vibe getting pretty heavy from the Bush Administration?)