What the media does not seem intent on, however, is asking the tough questions of Aristide that might really help determine what the truths are regarding Aristide's flight from Haiti. For example, Aristide stated that on February 29, "U.S. troops were surrounding" his residence when Moreno arrived to talk to him about the situation in Haiti.
Well, obviously, when a US official arrives under the circumstances that we saw in Haiti at the time, US security and perhaps even the army will accompany them. This by itself is not beyond the pale. However, then Aristide goes on to say that "I know there were American military and maybe other militaries from other countries. I cannot say only Americans," Aristide said. "But there were a considerable number."
So, now the plot is not just of American origin, it has expanded possibly into other nations as well? Aristide's importance grows by the second!
So, who is it that supports his story? Aristide's aid, Franz Gabriel, who is also described as "a pilot" by the Post, and an American security guard who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Okay, two witnesses... Is that it? Just two? Hardly enough to take to court. Predictably, there are plenty here in the US who are ready to believe such a tale, including Rep. Maxine Water (D-CA) who has called for an investigation into the US role in Aristide's ouster.
On C-Span radio, I've had the opportunity to listen to several Democrats (of course) who accuse the Bush Administration of a secret plot to have Aristide removed. But for what purpose? How does Aristide's removal serve the President in any way? The fact is, with everything going on, it seems that this uprising in Haiti was a headache the President could have done without.
The situation is actually serving Democrats better than the administration in that it has now become yet another issue to flog the President with in hopes of winning back the presidency in November. And the Democrat's hypocrisy on this issue is so bold and blatant that is absolutely astounds me how they can keep a straight face through all of this.