Rules are rules

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The headlines tell us that there is outrage regarding Robert Mugabe's presence at the world food summit in Rome organised by the UN. The scandal is not that he is yet again breaking a half hearted EU travel ban but that neither the UN nor Italy prevents his entry. Surely there are occasions when rules should be broken. After all the people who conducted the Holocaust were just doing what they were told and following the rules of a democratically elected leader.