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Monday, October 18, 2004

Kerry's Diplomatic Remarks On Haiti

Seems that Mr. Kerry wasn't quite nuanced enough with his comments regarding Haiti, it seems he sent the wrong message, according to the UN:


Eight months ago the Bush administration withdrew all support for Mr Aristide and made it clear he should leave Haiti.

John Kerry called that "short-sighted" and said he would have sent troops to protect Mr Aristide, who was an elected leader.

Now General Heleno, says those comments have offered hope to Aristide's supporters that should Mr Kerry win the US election in November the former Haitian president might be restored to power.

General Heleno said any hopes of an Aristide comeback were "completely unfounded".
Speaking to Brazil's state news agency the UN commander was trying to explain the recent upsurge in violence in Haiti.

General Heleno insisted the peacekeepers, most of whom are Brazilian, were doing the maximum possible to restore order...

Michelle Malkin has much more, http://michellemalkin.com/archives/000675.htm

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