Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Haiti the sin, not the sinner
The smartest political move for Aristide was to accept that the Rebels were going to win this battle. Remember, this is a man who has been deposed before and returned in 1994 to lead Haiti. So he leaves, but begins planting the story that the Americans forced him out. The clear implication then is that the Rebel uprising was simple American puppetry. He begins making himself a cause celebre on the Left and having his loyalists spread the tale that Americans took him away at gunpoint. If the Rebels fail to govern effectively, Aristide can come back under the rationale that the uprising was not about him, but American interests. That way, he doesn't have to deal with the critiques of his Administration, he simply has to vilify America. [link]
But if you'd rather believe the conspiracy theory, then I reccomend this archive as a good place to start your research.
Update: Another banana for the conspiracy monkeys.