Keeping the Welcome Mat Out

Can the U.S. restore democracy before the good will wears thin?

"Thanks be to Papa God and Daddy Reagan!" cried one exuberant islander. Local musicians sang the praises of America to a lilting calypso beat, while other townsfolk sold T shirts emblazoned with the slogan THANK YOU U.S.A. FOR LIBERATING GRENADA. When 653 Americans stepped ashore last week from the Cunard Countess, the first cruise ship to glide into St. George's since the U.S.-led invasion of Grenada last October, they received a rousing welcome. "This," said a smiling taxi driver, "is the invasion we've been...

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