I do believe that every human being has at least one redeeming quality. Meles is not an exception to this and he certainly has had some. One of them was being a pragmatic and, perhaps, a staunch advocate of African solidarity as the video below shows. I am not trying to minimize his tyrannical qualities, which he obviously had many. I think it is only fair to see the man in his totality. I just wish he could have shown some pragmatism in dealing with his domestic critics, especially since 2005. I find it ironic that he referred to Mengistu as the butcher in this clip.