Conventional Wisdom holds that Junior and his Admin were supremely uninterested in Haiti until Aristide’s position became so untenable that they were forced to act. I myself admit to subscribing to that theory; after all, Dubya is known far and wide “for his inablity to keep more than one foreign policy issue in his head at a time.” But Tim Dunlop at The Road to Surfdom dug out an article in The Black Commentator from last April that suggests the seeds of this “resignation” were sown a long time ago.
Jo Fish of Democratic Veteran thinks an investigation of Junior’s old company, Harken, might make up the next round of media re-examination of Bush. Those of us who harped about Harken back in ’99 and were ignored would be gratified. The Harken episode shows graphically all the Bush characteristics with which we have become so familiar over the last three years–greed, hypocrisy. dissembling, and denial. Jo links to a detailed history of Harken compiled by the Center for Co-operative Research that may be an eye-opener for anyone who thought this was a tempest in a teapot.