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    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Facing off in the last debate before Tuesday's nominating contests in 10 states, the four Democratic presidential contenders united in their attacks on the Bush administration for its handling of Haiti but quarreled over economic issues Sunday.

    All four Democrats lambasted the Bush administration's handling of the Haiti crisis and expressed support for an international force, including U.S. troops, to go to the country and help bring stability. (Bush orders Marines to Haiti)

    "He's late, as usual," said Kerry. "This president always makes decisions late, after things have happened that could have been different had the president made a different decision earlier.

    "By giving to the insurgents the power to veto an agreement, they effectively said, 'Unless you two reach an agreement on the sharing of power, we're not going to provide aid and assistance,'" Kerry said.

    "So he empowered the insurgents to say, 'No, we're not going to reach agreement.' ... So the result is that you almost inevitably had the clash that you have today."

    This statement really captured my attention out of this article. What is he critical of? Is the UN in Haiti yet? Is Kerry being critical because Bush is following the UN timeline?

    I realize it is somewhat apples to oranges. It just caught my attention.

    UN meets on Haiti force
    From correspondents in New York

    THE UN Security Council was meeting as the US expressed hope that members would quickly approve an international military force to restore order in Haiti.

    Before the council met, the grouping called the Friends of Haiti - the US, France, Canada, Brazil, Chile and representatives of the 15-member Caribbean Community - met informally to discuss a draft Security Council resolution.
    US Ambassador John Negroponte said the Friends of Haiti discussed the immediate deployment of a multinational military force for several months to stem the chaos, to be followed by a longer-term UN peacekeeping force.

    "It will be a multinational force to go in as quickly as possible," he said. "Initially the multi-national force will be military. There may be a follow-up later on of a peacekeeping nature."
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  • #2
    Originally posted by lazydaze@Mar 1 2004, 08:54 AM
    Too early in the week and the day to think this seriously Lazy.

    The liberals on the board will get around to criticizing this latest post in our own good time. B)
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    • #3
      Originally posted by hkyfan+Mar 1 2004, 08:56 AM-->
      QUOTE(hkyfan @ Mar 1 2004, 08:56 AM)

    • #4
      Just more of the same old crap from the Talking Tree.
      And, frankly, it has never occured to me that "winning" a debate is important, or that I should be hurt when someone like Airshark or kah, among others (for whom winning a pseudo debate or declaring intellectual superiority over invisible others is obviously very important) ridicule me.

      -The Artist formerly known as King in KC


      • #5
        Clarification of his position?

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