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Obama concerned over Haitian situation

2011-03-17 18:06

Port-au-Prince - A White House spokesperson says President Obama has personally weighed in on the apparently imminent return from exile of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

The spokesperson, Tommy Vietor, said Obama had recently called President Jacob Zuma, because Aristide had been in exile in Pretoria since he was ousted in a rebellion in 2004.

Vietor told The Associated Press on Thursday that Obama told South African President Jacob Zuma about "deep concerns" the U.S. has over Aristide's plans to return just before Haiti's presidential election Sunday. He says the U.S. believes Aristide's return could be destabilizing to the fragile country.

A Zuma spokesperson said he was not aware of the call.

Comments
  • Yoni - 2011-03-17 18:23

    Let Aristide stay on in Waterkloof - as long as Obama foots the bill. I'm sure the longer the idiot stays here, the more S.A. will start to resemble that dump he comes from, well maybe not Waterkloof. It will be interesting to see the reaction in Haiti to their former ruler's return. Will they try and put some voodoo curse on him? Maybe he's the curse himself. Whether he goes or not will probably not make a iota's difference to the first liberated black country. It has always been a nest of superstition and murder, ever since the French decided they've had enough of the devil-worshipping bloodthirsty bunch more than two centuries ago.

  • Anon - 2011-03-17 20:22

    Fuck Obama and the rest of the West, they had the ideal opportunity to get rid of the "non" president of Libya. Watch the out come...."You have turned against me, Chavez and I will finance terrorism,and, more Lockerbies and twin towers, as well as an up yours"" Obama is a wimp,Cameron and Blair not much better, and the attrocious killing of people willing to stand up against an autocratic murderer have been let down BIG TIME!!

      Chibuli - 2011-03-17 20:38

      Agreed - and this is the USA'a jurisdiction, how?

  • Anon - 2011-03-17 20:33

    Since when has Obama been concerned with the welfare of anyone else except himself and his cronies. Bahrain, Saudi and Libya shuold shake his soul,,, maybe Aristide will pull him out of his Zombie mode and inability to do what should be done,,,, never mind Zimbabwe.Maybe these countries do not have what the USA needs..oil, uranium,, and whatever they desire!! What about all the rant and rave of Clinton,,,in Cairo while Bill is having a Lewinski moment back home!!?

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