Tuesday, February 17, 2004

More About Haiti

According to media reports, France is studying possibility of sending peacekeepers to Haiti. This is rather surprising, because Haiti is probably the last place I could imagine French troops to intervene.

Last time French send troops to Haiti things ended with humiliating disaster. This time they are better prepared and they could do much better job, but diplomatic consequences of this action could be terrible.

French military intervention in Haiti, especially if it is successful and if French indeed manage to establish some degree of peace and stability, could be viewed as nothing short of political and diplomatic humiliation for USA.

Ten years ago Americans sent troops to do just that. With French coming and doing the job, 1994 mission could be viewed as failure. I don't doubt that some more rabid right-wingers within American blogosphere would start mentioning Monroe Doctrine.


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