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Saturday, March 20, 2004

Victor Davis Hanson on National Review Online: "An exiled Mr. Aristide was restored by the United States in 1996, on the pretext that he probably won the 1994 election. But since then he has engaged in criminality, censorship, blackmail, and violence to ensure that both the parliamentary and presidential elections of 2000 were engineered to his own satisfaction. For all his priestly past, New York sojourns, and professed sympathy for the poor, he too is a one-vote, one-time thug."
There is a lot of fiction in the world. "Democracies" or "republics" especially in the Middle East are polite fictions. So also in Haiti. The good and wise statesman does not lend credence to fictions or support "legitimate" thugs.
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