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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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To: hapy

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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To: al baby
James Brown?
21 posted on 03/02/2004 8:00:39 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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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."

Stupid bitch, then why don't you run for elected office in THEIR government. I'll even send you a contribution.

22 posted on 03/02/2004 8:00:41 AM PST by GigaDittos (Bumper sticker: "Vote Democrat, it's easier than getting a job.")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The Left seems to want to perpetuate despots in power, in particular when the citizens want them out. They have an eerie kinship with these tyrants, perhaps related to the haughty, smug, Marxist conclusion that the proletariat cannot possibly know what is good for them.
23 posted on 03/02/2004 8:01:15 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Its really embarassing that such an ignorant person is an elected official. She is a national embarassment.
24 posted on 03/02/2004 8:01:26 AM PST by LongsforReagan (A year from now, it will hard to believe that anyone thought Kerry had any chance of being President)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
And there is something to "love" about Haiti? Just say no to involvement in that cesspool.
25 posted on 03/02/2004 8:02:00 AM PST by wattsmag2
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Just when you thought Maxine Waters could be any more of a nutjob she goes and blows the bell curve out of the water.
26 posted on 03/02/2004 8:02:10 AM PST by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Write in Tancredo in 04'!)
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To: Mo1
nope but he has hers, all bosses want to be able to contact their employees at anytime.
27 posted on 03/02/2004 8:02:43 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Word on the street is that Maxine Waters' autobiography will be out later this year just in time for the 2004 campaign. It will be titled Only in America: From the O.J. Jury to the House of Representatives.
28 posted on 03/02/2004 8:03:34 AM PST by Alberta's Child (Alberta -- the TRUE North strong and free.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
More B.S.from the Democrap Queen of Hate and Race! I wonder if she is Charles Rangel's mother?
29 posted on 03/02/2004 8:03:49 AM PST by leprechaun9 (Beware of little expenses because a small leak will sink a great ship!)
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To: wattsmag2
MOAB is the answer to the Haiti question.
30 posted on 03/02/2004 8:03:52 AM PST by GigaDittos (Bumper sticker: "Vote Democrat, it's easier than getting a job.")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
What a total BITCH! She and the rest of the EVIL demonic RATS remind me of the character that played Satan in the Passion movie! EXACTLY THE SAME! MIRROR IMAGE!
31 posted on 03/02/2004 8:03:58 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: Mo1
Look who appointed and reappointed Aristide in Haiti in the 90s. It ain't too far from Haiti to Mena, yaknow. Lots of dough and snow to go around. Nope, No corruption there. lol ;-]

32 posted on 03/02/2004 8:04:41 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi Mac ... Support Our Troops! ... NO NO NO NO on Props 55-58)
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To: Numbers Guy
And don't leave out Al Charleton!
33 posted on 03/02/2004 8:05:02 AM PST by leprechaun9 (Beware of little expenses because a small leak will sink a great ship!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Maxine is where UNCEF got their slogan "A Mind is a Terrible thing to waste" from.
34 posted on 03/02/2004 8:06:13 AM PST by gunnedah
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"He is known as a Haiti hater and he's in charge of this policy."

Just be glad she didn't call him a "hatey-hate-hater".

Assonances can be fun...

35 posted on 03/02/2004 8:07:02 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: hapy
And one wonders;
36 posted on 03/02/2004 8:07:22 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection (www.whatyoucrave.com)
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To: mhking
Maxine Waters is the embodiment of the ghetto fabulous nasty ignorant attitude mentality. She really is an embarassment.
37 posted on 03/02/2004 8:08:57 AM PST by cyborg
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To: mhking; Poohbah; section9; Dog; veronica
Aristide isn't going to get back his power - he is gone for good this time. All he can do is to try to make life difficult for Bush. And that is eaily done with the state of the present media.

If anything, this could be a lot worse. Aristide could be dead, and then we have a martyr.
38 posted on 03/02/2004 8:09:03 AM PST by hchutch (Why did the Nazgul bother running from Arwen's flash flood? They only managed to die tired.)
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To: mhking
Kerosene Waters should know because some of her congressional district looks like Haiti perhaps that explains her affinity for Haiti.
39 posted on 03/02/2004 8:09:17 AM PST by Warrior Nurse (Black liberals practice intellectual apartheid when in comes to black conservatives!)
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To: GigaDittos
You are right, a few 21,000 pounders and the island will be ready for new residents.
40 posted on 03/02/2004 8:09:24 AM PST by wattsmag2
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
She trusts Aristide more than our own government...another blame America comment...so sad......may I suggest a one-way ticket to Haiti..she apparently is a *citizen* in the wrong country.
41 posted on 03/02/2004 8:10:14 AM PST by mystery-ak (*The cause of freedom is in good hands*....you betcha, Mr. President!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Ah, Ms. Waters, the racist, chimes in.
42 posted on 03/02/2004 8:12:07 AM PST by TheDon (John Kerry, self proclaimed war criminal, Democratic Presidential nominee)
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To: Warrior Nurse
Ooooooooo you're harsh *lol*
43 posted on 03/02/2004 8:13:45 AM PST by cyborg
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The entire CBC is insane. They place their race and their party before their country. Believe me, if Clit-on had been in this position Maxipad would be hailing him as the savior of the Haitian people...
44 posted on 03/02/2004 8:15:09 AM PST by clintonh8r (Vietnam veteran against John Kerry.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I guess Wyclef Jean is a Haiti-hater, too.

Rapper Wyclef Jean Backs Haitian Rebels (02/26/2004 )

Wyclef Jean says that Haitian President Aristide must step down for Haiti to become secure and avoid civil war. He says that this is the only way to have negotiations with the opposition. Jean was born in in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti.

He says "I don't consider those people rebels. It's people standing up for their rights. It's not like these people just appeared out of nowhere and said, 'Let's cause some trouble.' I think it's just built up frustration, anger, hunger, depression." (Source: www.mtv.com )

45 posted on 03/02/2004 8:17:09 AM PST by far sider
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To: Mo1
It is interesting how most Democrats trust Third World dictators and Communist tyrants more than they do any Republican. From their close relationship with Daniel Ortega (including Kerry) to McDermott's visit to Iraq as he spoke on behalf of Saddam. Who can forget Murray's praise of Usama for building roads and daycare centers...while Jimmy Carter looked to the Soviet Ambassador for help in defeating Ronald Reagan. And of course, there's Bill Clinton...who couldn't get enough of that Chinese money as we saw an exodus of American technology to that country. From the days of FDR, as communist infiltrated, not just the Democratic Party, but the highest levels of government...this opposition party has been on the side of our enemies.
46 posted on 03/02/2004 8:17:11 AM PST by cwb (Kerry may have saved one man but he abandoned thousands of others)
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To: clintonh8r
More than that, they try to foist their liberal idiocy on other countries that don't need it. Maxine Waters clearly didn't see the dancing in the streets when Aristide fled the country. It must have killed her to hear the people saying, 'everything is going to be okay the americans are here'.
47 posted on 03/02/2004 8:17:43 AM PST by cyborg
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To: cyborg
Just calling it like it is. She was all in favor of the LA Riots so she has to be right at home in Haiti. If fact if she was in charge in Haiti we would be sending in troops to put her in exile in Africa too. As I told Neal Boortz if there is a country that needed to be colonized it should be Haiti. Compare and contrast Aruba which is ran by the Dutch to Haiti which is ran by the Haitians.
48 posted on 03/02/2004 8:19:23 AM PST by Warrior Nurse (Black liberals practice intellectual apartheid when in comes to black conservatives!)
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To: areafiftyone
These democrats are truly the most dispicable people on this planet. I've never seen this type of behavior by "elected" politicians in my life. These people aren't just damaging Bush with their wild accusations and conspiracy theories....they are destroying the image of this country, and in doing so, endangering the lives of Americans everywhere.
49 posted on 03/02/2004 8:23:35 AM PST by cwb (Kerry may have saved one man but he abandoned thousands of others)
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To: mhking
"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."

Hmmm... this has a clintonistas stench to it, imho.

50 posted on 03/02/2004 8:24:25 AM PST by jungleboy
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