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February 27, 2004

Or Else

The domestic political question about Haiti hangs on the gunwales of rickety boats. Are they coming or not? 'They' meaning black political refugees fleeing what would obviously be a brutal and repressive regime.

However 'brutal' and 'repressive' are hardly what one would expect to think of the government of Jean Bertrand Aristide, the man of the cloth who recieved heroic applause in these United States not long ago. As he replaced the despotic regime before him in elections ruled 'free and fair' by none other than Jimmy Carter.

The two tripwires have been broken to make this matter hit the television. The Florida politician has raised the spectre of boat people, subtly. The Black politician has called somebody racist.

What's next?

Posted by mbowen at February 27, 2004 10:38 AM

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Aristide is no better than the thugs seeking to replace him. I hate to say it, but a place like Haiti would be better off under foreign rule.

Posted by: Abiola Lapite at February 28, 2004 08:37 AM