As the situation in Zimbabwe unfolds it is disturbing to hear the calls for military intervention, spearheaded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Those who think that this is the solution should think twice before they reduce that beautiful country to another Iraq.
The same voices have not called for the forcible removal of the Bush administration, whose hands are dripping with the blood of Iraqis. Nor have they called on the UN to act against the Israeli government.
As for Morgan Tsvangirai, history will judge him harshly for using the legitimate aspirations of the Zimbabwean people to promote a Western agenda, including the reversal of the political gains made.
While all of us who believe in the United States of Africa are embarrassed by the brutality of Zanu-PF supporters towards their perceived enemies in the run-up to the run-off elections, we should not allow the AU to be coerced into supporting political interference by the likes of George Bush.
Considering that the root of the Zimbabwe crisis lies in the Lancaster House agreement, the Zimbabwean situation is a classical case of the West applying the kick, and telling Africa how to respond to it.