Haiti: the Case for a Bigger Stick

At the time last Thursday when Al Gore was preparing to lead the U.S. delegation to Nelson Mandela's inauguration, the American most deserving of that trip lay in a Washington hospital. Randall Robinson, who spent years mobilizing the opposition to South Africa's oppressive regime, was in the midst of a hunger strike protesting the Clinton Administration's policy of sending Haitian refugees back to their misery.

If the President's feckless Bosnia policy represents a sin of omission -- an unwillingness or inability to rally the world against Serbia's aggression -- then, argued Robinson, Clinton's Haiti stance reflected an even more reprehensible sin...

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