Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe did not mince words in his tirade against the U.S. and Britain at the 2004 U.N. summit. Addressing the allies’ invasion of Iraq, Mugabe said, "We are now being coerced to accept and believe that a new political-cum-religious doctrine has arisen, namely that there is but one political God, George W Bush, and Tony Blair is his prophet.” Considering his harsh words for two of the U.N.’s most powerful delegations, his status on “worst dictators” list compiled by Forbes and Parade, and the laundry list of human-rights violations he’s been accused, it was a shock when the U.N. named him in March as the organization’s tourism leader. He may be one of the world’s worst dictators, but but he must pack one helluva welcome basket. After all, nothing says “bienvenido!” like a tyrannical despot accused of ruling his country in a “reign of terror,” after all. Human-rights groups across the globe protested the pick of Mugabe as head of the U.N. World Tourism Organization, which will require that he co-host the UNWTO General Assembly in August 2013.