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#2699: U.S. Invasion (fwd)


In a message dated 03/04/2000 8:46:25 AM Pacific Standard Time, amedard@gte.ne
t writes:

<< Those to
 whom you refer as "the coup leaders" held high respect for Carter and
 Powell.  It is the accompanying trust that allowed negotiations to
 proceed.  As negotiations were progressing, the fact that the troops
 were on their way gave forth potential reason to question the integrity
 of the Carter / Powell / Nunn team.  Carter / Powell / Nunn were,
 however, very upset when they learned that the planes were en route. >>
I am one of those people who believe Haiti has no friend in Carter.  I used 
to think he made a better ex-president than president because of his 
attentions to Haiti.  But on further thought, I think he did more harm than 
good on his mercy missions to Haiti.  I don't blame him for wanting to 
rehabilitate his image after his dismal term as president, and I don't doubt 
his intentions were good, nor do I blame him for having a large ego, what 
politician doesn't?  But I am appalled at his disregarding President 
Clinton's wishes and making policy decisions on his own regarding the 
criminals running Haiti.  Specifically, when he offered to have Cedras come 
to Georga and teach Sunday School, I knew he was still the peanut farmer he 
was in the White House.  As if the genteel gentlemen he was talking to could 
not be cold blooded murderers.  They have such manners after all!  Some may 
applaud the "turn the other cheek" attitudes of Jimmy Carter, but those who 
do, have not had family members killed in front of them or had them disappear 
forever.  Strength and brute force is what those men understood.  The coup 
leaders didn't so much respect Jimmy Carter as felt that he could be duped 
and put off so that they could continue to run that country into the ground.  

Kathy DorcÚ