Monday, March 08, 2004


Haiti's Aristide defiant in exile

In the interview with the World at One programme, Mr Aristide also repeated claims that he had in effect been forcibly removed from Haiti by the US.
"In one word it was a kidnapping... You can say coup d'etat."
The US - which helped restore Mr Aristide to power in 1994 after he was ousted - has strenuously rejected his claims.

It's a sad commentary on the state of affairs in my country when I realized I read that line and thought immediately, "Oh, well it must be true then. Because the Bush Administration is a bald-faced liar."

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