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Letter: The U.S. should have helped Haiti before
January 19, 2010,
The United States is not going to establish democracy in Haiti now any more than they did during the 19 years that they occupied the country before (from 1915-1934). Why didn’t the United States take care of the poor garbage-laden Haitians, with sewers running down the middle of their streets and the horrible poverty that existed when they occupied Haiti for 19 years? Why the hell didn’t they improve Haiti? Why didn’t they make it a better place to live? Why didn’t they put in sewers and build schools and give the Haitians everything they needed?
They claim they did, but it sure doesn’t look like it now. The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and with only nine million people. Let’s hope it’s for the betterment of the Haitians, because right now the Haitians are in a terrible state, living in abject poverty, filth and sewage. Horrible! The United States has been the big bully of the Americas for centuries and we pray that finally it will get some relief!
Ted Rudow III,MA