February 29, 2004

Jean-Bertrand Aristide has fled Haiti. It's not clear where he will go, nobody seems to want him. The following was mentioned toward the end of the article:

President Bill Clinton sent 20,000 troops to restore Aristide [in 1994] but insisted he respect a constitutional term limit and step down in 1995.

Aristide hand-picked his successor, Rene Preval, but was considered the power behind the scenes until he won a second term in 2000. Those elections were marred by a low turnout and an opposition boycott.

Hmmm. Unilateral military action to install a failed leader who didn't even respect American wishes. And I was getting ready to blame the Haitian crisis on Bush's "go-it-alone foreign policy".

Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at February 29, 2004 08:32 AM

He wanted to go to NYC, but then he found out that NYC doesn't allow one the freedom to smoke.

Posted by: Phil on March 1, 2004 10:01 AM
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