this must read article on the cover of today’s New York Times. The mind numbing facts are in -- former South African President Thabo Mbeki basically murdered at least 365,000 of his own citizens, including 35,000 babies.

It all started with an Internet search, as Mbeki discovered and then became a believer in one of the deadliest conspiracy theories in modern times -- that HIV is not the cause of AIDS. 365,000 deaths and counting -- this is Mbeki’s legacy. These murders are the end result of AIDS Denialism, and every denialist has blood on their hands.

If the U.N. can arrest and prosecute dozens of political leaders involved in far fewer deaths in the former Yugoslavia, like Slobodan Milo?evi?, then they should also punish leaders that adopt racist theories (whites created antiretrovirals to poison blacks) and healthcare policies (refusing offers of donated treatment) that kill hundreds of thousands of their own citizens.

Mbeki should be charged with crimes against humanity. The denialists must begin to pay a price for their murderous ideology.