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Monday, March 01, 2004

Aristide is on CNN right now, via phone, calling Colin Powell and the US government kidnappers, liars and coup plotters.

Wow.

Anderson Cooper is desperately trying to play dumb, defending a translation of Aristide's supposed resignation (which talks for most of its running length about Aristide's deep respect for the Constitution of Haiti. Certainly sounds like a guy about to abandon his post, doesn't it?) when the man himself is telling him the text has been edited and distorted.

Of course as soon as the interview is over it's back to all-spin, all-the-time (apparently the Marines were sent to support Aristide... they did a great job, huh? Most of the estimates of the actual number of rebels put it in the low triple digits, maybe even in the 100s. Our Marines couldn't suppress a couple hundred poorly organized thugs?)

Just like Chavez two years ago, another coup has been bungled. And it's now plastered all over the news, exactly what the White House didn't want.

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