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Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Haiti Explained

The Financial Times has run this article today (subscription needed for the FT site so this is a mirror), so you have to assume its not complete fiction. It certainly explains why when Bush is so set on bringing democracy to places like Iraq he singly failed to defend it in Haiti.

I remember seeing the news when Colin Powell said he though Aristide should consider his position thinking it was really odd. The Iron fist came out of the velvet glove and Aristide must have known the game was up.

Lets hope the UN can make something out of this. Maybe Aristide was a wrong un, there's certainly evidence that he had armed thugs of his own running about. The question though is, if you're running a place like Haiti and your foreign aid has been suspended just how do you say no to the men with guns?

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