The Wikileaks cable about Robert Mugabe sounds eerily familiar.
Robert Mugabe In an unduly optimistic 2007 cable titled "The End Is Nigh," Christopher Dell -- then America's ambassador in Harare, Zimbabwe -- predicted the dictator's imminent downfall. "To give the devil his due, he is a brilliant tactitian [sic]," says Dell.
"However, he is fundamentally hampered by several factors: his ego and belief in his own infallibility; his obsessive focus on the past as a justification for everything in the present and future; his deep ignorance on economic issues (coupled with the belief that his 18 doctorates give him the authority to suspend the laws of economics, including supply and demand)."
Remind you of anyone?