The Political Interest the Case for Intervention

Why remove tyrants if they won't go quickly and quietly? Because the cause is just and the costs can be reasonably predicted as acceptably low. The case for sending troops to Haiti, whether as a hostile force or as a friendly one after the dictators leave, is stronger than the rationale Bill Clinton articulated last week, which was mostly specious:

The fate of democracy elsewhere in the hemisphere is not threatened by its loss in Haiti. If it were, the region's other freely elected leaders would have gladly joined the action. Most haven't. Those who have are participating reluctantly.

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