Haiti for Obama?
HaitiAnalysis posts an article from the Boston Globe by Paul Farmer and Brian Concannon. Dr. Farmer is Presley professor of social medicine at Harvard Medical School and a co-founder of Partners In Health and Brian Concannon Jr. is director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. Together they give a brief but incisive history of the US involvement in Haiti. Our influence has been less than admirable on the whole.
The exiting US administration of George W. Bush re-established our historical contribution to the fall of Haiti. The Haitians are watching to see what the incoming Obama administration will do to help the development of Haiti.
Now my views of Bush and Obama are not clear cut. I tend to be conservative but had problems with some of Bush’s policies. I am trying to keep an open mind about Obama but I don’t like some of his stances on abortion, etc. But when it comes to Haiti, this article adds a new disappointment in Bush.
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