Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Prime Time Snooze

Looting Erupts As Foreigners Leave Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Foreigners tried to flee Haiti on Wednesday, some guarded by U.S. Marines, as looting erupted in the capital and pressure mounted for international intervention in the 3-week-old uprising against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Pressure? I must have missed it. I'm not feeling any pressure.
Panic overtook the city, although there was no sign of the rebels who have overrun half of Haiti and are threatening Port-au-Prince.
Sounds like a typical day in Haiti.

Oh wait, here's some pressure from the violet sniffer:
And French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin urged the "immediate" dispatch of an international civilian force to restore order in its former colony.
I hope the "civilians" have rifles and lots of ammo. Grenade launchers would be good too.
France also said it wants human rights observers sent to Haiti and a "long term" engagement of international aid aimed at reconstructing its economy.
Kind of like what has been going on there for decades.