Democratic Lawmakers Want U.S. Involvement in Haiti

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

They say the Bush administration talks about democracy around the world without helping a democracy just miles away.

Sen. Christopher Dodd says the U.S. is sending a message to Haitian rebels that Washington has no problem with the overthrow of an elected president in our hemisphere.

The Connecticut lawmaker says sooner or later, the U.S. will end up having to get involved, so it's better to do it now than wait for more deaths in Haiti or in waters as refugees flee the country.

Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin says the U.S. should support Haiti's elected president. He says Jean-Bertrand Aristide has shown he wants the violence to end, by accepting a peace plan that rebels have rejected, and Florida Sen. Bob Graham says the U.S. should help put together an international police force for Haiti.


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