The Political Interest the Case Against Invading Haiti

How would Jim Baker or Dick Cheney handle Haiti? Of the potential Republican presidential nominees in 1996, the former secretaries of State and Defense are the best qualified to speak about foreign affairs, and both would avoid the invasion Bill Clinton seems ready to launch. For Baker and Cheney, the bottom line is simple: restoring Haiti's deposed President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, isn't worth a single American life. From there, however, their positions diverge. Both would stay out of Haiti, but Cheney would also stay away.

Ever consistent, the cerebral but dull Cheney (he makes Baker appear charismatic by comparison) reflects the views...

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