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Maxine Waters: Bush Official a 'Haiti-Hater'
NewsMax ^ | 3/2/04 | Limbacher

Posted on 03/02/2004 7:49:48 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., charged Monday that Bush Assistant Secretary of State Roger Noriega was a "Haiti hater" who had engineered a "coup d'etat" to depose failed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

"Mr. Noriega at the State Department . . . . he is behind the whole plan," Waters told CNN. "He is known as a Haiti hater and he's in charge of this policy."

The flamboyant one-time head of the Congressional Black Caucus complained that Noriega had a long record of "undermining Haiti, of denying them funding."

Waters said the media hadn't been paying enough attention to Noriega, telling CNN, "You guys ought to find out his history and who he is . . . You really need to dig us up some information here."

She said she personally spoke to both Aristide and his wife on Monday, who told her that he had been driven from power by U.S. diplomats backed by a phalanx of Marine guards.

In a later interview with the Associated Press, Aristide described the group as "white American, white military."

Asked whether she had any reason to doubt Aristide's account, Rep. Waters said she trusted him more than she trusted her own government.

"Listen, I tend to doubt the State Department, and I tend to doubt Mr. Noriega and people who have been in charge of advancing this policy," she told CNN.

"I find that I've been lied to over and over again . . . So I have a lot of questions of my own government at this point."

Bush officials have called the allegation that Aristide was kidnapped "absurd."

Last week, Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown complained to Mr. Noriega that the Bush administration had "a bunch of white men" running its Haiti policy. When Noriega reminded her that he was a Mexican-American, she responded, "You all look alike to me."

Brown's subsequent apology did little to mollify Texas Rep Henry Bonilla, a key Bush congressional ally of Mexican descent, who is calling for Rep. Brown to resign.

"It is appalling that someone at this level of government would use racist language and not answer for it," Bonilla told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Saturday. "If a Republican had made such derogatory, insulting and discriminatory remarks, there would be a firestorm of outrage."



TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fast; gonaives; guyphilippe; haiti; haitian; kerry; louisjodelchamblain; marines; maxine; maxinewaters; metayer; nrlf; rebels
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1 posted on 03/02/2004 7:49:48 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
My God these democrats just don't stop! Its non-stop hate mongering with them. How evil can they get?
2 posted on 03/02/2004 7:51:07 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: rdb3; Khepera; elwoodp; MAKnight; condolinda; mafree; Trueblackman; FRlurker; Teacher317; ...
Waters is following the leftist mantra: "Tell the lie enough times, and the public will see it as truth."

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3 posted on 03/02/2004 7:52:22 AM PST by mhking (Summon the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!)
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To: areafiftyone
How evil can they get?

I think you KNOW the answer to that.

4 posted on 03/02/2004 7:52:44 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Don't blame me. I voted for Sharpton.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Interesting excersize..take a look at the seniority list of the Hosue Dem delegation, and see how many of them at the top are members of the Black Caucus..and unlike the GOP, they would never agree to remove seniority as the requirement for committe chairs..talk about a frightening scenario...
5 posted on 03/02/2004 7:52:55 AM PST by ken5050
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Maxine dear, you really need to have that brain tumor looked at by someone other than a witch doctor.
6 posted on 03/02/2004 7:53:39 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm (Dogs have masters; Cats have staff...)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., charged Monday that Bush Assistant Secretary of State Roger Noriega was a "Haiti hater"

"Hate the island, not the playa!"

Owl_Eagle

" WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH"

7 posted on 03/02/2004 7:54:31 AM PST by South Hawthorne (I'm going to warn my kids about the dangers of excessive drinking through example.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
If Mr. Aristide wishes to return to Haiti, I think we can arrange that. Perhaps he can return with his good friends Randall Robinson, Maxine Waters, and Jesse Jackson, so the large crowds may greet him warmly.
8 posted on 03/02/2004 7:54:38 AM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Maxine Waters: Bush Official a 'Haiti-Hater'

Well, at least she didn't call him a 'Playa-Player'.

9 posted on 03/02/2004 7:54:55 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Let me see if I undertsand this correctly. The pres of haiti get kidnapped by "white" americans, while being kidnapped he picks up a phone and calls maxine?

Is this woman in a white coat yet?
10 posted on 03/02/2004 7:55:11 AM PST by hapy
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To: areafiftyone
Racism and Haiti:

1. Right after Haiti gained its independence, it turned into a brutal and racist country.

In the Constitution of 1805, Dessalines, the Founder of Haiti, inserted the following precept: "No white man, whatever his nation, may step on this territory as master or owner and may not acquire any property in the future. "

Dessalines agreed wholeheartedly with his aide, Boisrond-Tonnerre, who stated, "For our declaration of independence, we should have the skin of a white man for parchment, his skull for an inkwell, his blood for ink, and a bayonet for a pen!"

Accordingly, whites were raped and slaughtered wholesale under the rule of Dessalines (ethnic cleansing 101) until not single one was left on the island.

2. In recent history, the United States invaded and helped install an democratically elected president of Haiti. The US has poured over 2 billion dollars in aid into Haiti and turned over the transition/running of the country to the UN (just like most of the left wants us to do in Iraq). Tell me another country in the western hemisphere that the US has tried to help so much and has received so little recognition.

11 posted on 03/02/2004 7:55:52 AM PST by 2banana
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Asked whether she had any reason to doubt Aristide's account, Rep. Waters said she trusted him more than she trusted her own government.

So Maxine trusts corrupt leaders huh? .. Surprise Surprise

BTW .. how is it that she is in such close contact with Aristide? .. Does she have his personal cell phone number?

12 posted on 03/02/2004 7:56:52 AM PST by Mo1 (Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?)
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To: Numbers Guy
Give 'em the tickets.
13 posted on 03/02/2004 7:57:12 AM PST by Kay
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To: hapy
Let me see if I undertsand this correctly. The pres of haiti get kidnapped by "white" americans, while being kidnapped he picks up a phone and calls maxine?

"I'm a captive, but they gave me a cell phone!"

Feh.

Or as my wife put it - "If he's been kidnapped, and he's got a shot at one phone call, he picks HER?"

This smells real bad.

14 posted on 03/02/2004 7:57:13 AM PST by mhking (Summon the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!)
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To: Numbers Guy
If Mr. Aristide wishes to return to Haiti, I think we can arrange that. Perhaps he can return with his good friends Randall Robinson, Maxine Waters, and Jesse Jackson

Great idea, but don't exclude Barney!

15 posted on 03/02/2004 7:57:39 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection (www.whatyoucrave.com)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"...denying them funding" ?
When did they sign up as our 51st state ?
16 posted on 03/02/2004 7:58:05 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Maxine Waters always struck me as the kind of person who would lose a Jeopardy match to a bag of rocks.
17 posted on 03/02/2004 7:58:39 AM PST by Alberta's Child (Alberta -- the TRUE North strong and free.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Sometimes the news just can't help but follow satire.

Aristide Flees, Haiti Renamed 'Lovi'

18 posted on 03/02/2004 7:58:41 AM PST by Fixit (Don't be a Haiti Hater, be a Lovi Lover.)
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19 posted on 03/02/2004 7:59:59 AM PST by al baby (Hope I don't get into trouble for this)
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To: Mo1
So Maxine trusts corrupt leaders huh?

Birds of a feather...

20 posted on 03/02/2004 8:00:32 AM PST by StriperSniper (Manuel Miranda - Whistleblower)
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