It was a really long article, but still really worthwhile. Please read it.
Yesterday's NY Times finally had a front page story on the disintegration of Haiti. In the months that I've been blogging, I have posted a few times about the damage we have done to that fragile nation.
The piece is overly kind to Bush, but the harm done to Haiti by this ever arrogant and incompetent administration is still obvious. Once again Bush's corrupt and inept appointees have added to a catastrophe.
Haiti was barely functioning under the governance of it's democratically elected President. But he was not sufficiently pro Bush or America, and so we participated in a coup d'etat that removed him from office. Chaos has been the entirely predictable result.
Bush's confidence in his own superiority, and his adamant refusal to walk on any path upon which Clinton had walked, has now hurt the Haitians, just as it hurt us on 9/11.