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Warren Christopher back

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Libsmasher, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Libsmasher

    Libsmasher New Member

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    In case you never heard of him, Warren Christopher was involved in the iranian hostages debacle under jimmy carter, and also negotiated the give away of the US panama canal. Later on, under Bubba Clinton, he engineered the gilbert and sullivanesque farce whereby clinton tried to invade Haiti, but had a US warship driven off by a dock mob, all this to install the castroite leftwinger Aristide. As a law clerk, he served under william o. douglas, surely the most leftwing justice the US has ever had.

    Now obama is using him for transition at the department of state. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Pandora

    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    change you can believe in :)

    if there is an idiot within 1000 miles of this man, he will put them on his transition team :)
     
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    Unite Our Nation New Member

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    obama keeps making these type of choices because of all his extensive experience!! His limited decision making is showing.
     
  4. Stalin

    Stalin Active Member

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    ..er..the truth is a little differerent..

    "...Following the violence at the abortive national elections of 1987, the 1990 elections were approached with caution. Aristide announced his candidacy for the presidency and following a six-week campaign, during which he dubbed his followers "Lavalas" — "the flood" or "torrent" in Kréyòl — the "little priest" was elected President with 67% of the vote. (the country had gained independence in 1804). Aristide took office on February 7, 1991.

    On September 30, 1991, the army staged a coup against Aristide and installed Joseph Nérette as president. However, real power was held by army commander Raoul Cédras.[2]

    Aristide spent his exile first in Venezuela and then in the United States, working hard to develop international support. A United Nations embargo during Aristide's exile was a strong blow to Haiti's already weak economy. Under U.S. and international pressure, the military regime backed down and U.S. troops were deployed in the country. On October 15, 1994, Aristide returned to Haiti to complete his term in office. Aristide disbanded the Haitian army, and established a civilian police force..

    "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristide

    No mention of Castro in this article

    Comrade Stalin
     
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