Haiti: Deliverance

Jean-Bertrand Aristide's triumpant homecoming in Port-au-Prince is also turning out to be a welcome foreign policy victory for Bill Clinton

For once, the day that Haitians will remember was one of jubilation: their first freely elected President returning in triumph to vanquish the ghosts of the country's past. On that bright Saturday afternoon, as Jean-Bertrand Aristide paced through the ceremonies of reinstatement, his euphoric nation could reasonably embrace the vision he offered them -- that it was their day of deliverance.

Aristide's joy-filled return marked more than a victory for the activist priest who transformed Haitian politics. As he gratefully acknowledged, the moment would never have occurred without the persistence of Bill Clinton, who dispatched a peaceful army to pave the...

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