WASHINGTON, D.C. (sentinel.ht) – U.S. Ambassador Peter F. Mulrean has been asked to hand in his resignation within the next 10 days, before U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump takes office. This, to me, is a prelude to a very tightrope for the incoming Haitian President Jovenel Moïse because history shows, when a Republican is in the White House, there is little support for malpractice in the Haitian National Palace.
It is not just the U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, Mulrean, that Mr. Trump has asked to resign, but all ambassadors appointed by the outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama. This indicates a true shift in foreign policy, no continuation for a foreign policy shaped on the failed, dangerous and corrupt Democrat Clintonian doctrine.
Now, let’s review the outcomes of Haitian presidents under recent U.S. Republican administrations:
2004: President Jean-Bertrand Ariside, charged with establishing totalitarian rule, is overthrown in coup under George W. Bush.
1991: President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, charged with aggressive reform and alienation of industry leaders during a time of extreme transition, is overthrown in coup under George H.W. Bush.
1986: President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier, a dictator, is overthrown in popular uprising under Ronald W. Reagan.
Contrast that to the outcomes of Haitian presidents under U.S. Democratic administrations:
2011-16: President Michel Martelly is provided steadfast support towards establishing a totalitarian regime under Barack H. Obama.
1994: President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is returned to power to essentially destroy Haitian agriculture, security and sovereignty under William “Bill” J. Clinton.
1978: President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier undertakes a massive operation to slaughter the “black pigs” as directed by USAID under James “Jimmy” E. Carter.
What history has demonstrates to me is that there is a fine line for Haitian administrations to govern well when a Republican is in the White House. It continues to be said that the United States is behind the coups listed above, but I believe my eyes than what is said. What I know is that I saw Haitians leading those charges.
The difference would be that Democratic administrations stop uprisings in Haiti and that has been to the detriment of Haiti. It sounds controversial but I believe a people should have a right to war, even civil war. Imagine if in the mid-late 1800s, as he U.S. was entering in its Civil War on the issue of slavery, Great Britain, France and Spain had sent soldiers (“peacekeepers”) to quell the battle. It is safe to say that the 13th Amendment would have never been passed.
For President-elect Jovenel Moïse, good governance and political savvy will be required in order to stay in office and defend against an uprising. This would mean working with all along the political spectrum. This would mean solving problems for the struggling poor and bringing the elite into an understanding that their success is dependent upon the majority’s success.
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