Thursday, March 18, 2004

DR: Dodd thinks U.S. staged coup in Haiti

Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut spoke out on the notion that US taxpayers may have paid to train the Haitian rebels who forced the departure of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from Haiti. The Democratic senator from the Eastern state is questioning whether the US supplied arms to the anti-Aristide rebels. As reported in El Caribe and Hoy newspapers, Dodd speculated that the DR was used to transfer weapons to the rebels for strategic planning of the effort to depose Aristide. El Caribe reports that sources indicate the US had sold the DR 20,000 arms in the past two years. Dodd felt an investigation should be carried out of sources who alleged that 600 armed Haitian men received training in the DR, funded by US sources and called for an inquiry into the US’s role in the Haitian political changeover.
What matters is not the truth of the allegation, but the seriousness of the charge. That's the standard Democrat mantra.

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