Thursday, February 5, 2009

More than talk?

From the Guardian in London-

I was alarmed to read somewhere that there would be more updates from Alexandria. Unlike previous Anglican shindigs where there have been an embarassment of riches, this meeting has offered little in the way of hard news.

Why am I here, I wondered, as I stared at the ceiling of my hotel room at the eye-gouging hour of 4am after a day spent dodging security guards, slipping notes under hotel doors like a groupie, lurking in staircases and hurtling towards oblivion in a Lada.

Why are the primates – who normally leak like sieves – so silent? Could it be out of respect for Rowan? Have they learned that loose lips sink ships? Good God. Yesterday the primates came up with a useful course of action – a bundle of initiatives to tackle Robert Mugabe's despotic regime. Cynical Anglican-watchers will say it is a tactic to deflect slow progress in other areas, but not me. Maybe their "unprecedented" statement should have been the top line but it is such an obvious thing to say – how many people don't think Mugabe should be brought to book?

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