Secretary of State John Kerry visited Haiti today for talks on the October 25 elections.
He presented the usual diplomatic line about “pulling together.” However, like so many before, and many after him, Kerry does not realize that Haitians really don’t care about Democracy or elections. They hate politicians.
What they want is stability, food, work and school for the kids.
Kerry mentioned that the United States had spent $4,500,000,000 in Haiti as a result of the earthquake. What he didn’t say was that the vast majority of this fortune stayed in the United States as ONG payments, salaries, commissions and a lot of other stuff that did nothing for Haiti.
Looks good on paper.
Not effective on the ground – in Haiti.
Martelly had the last word.
He closed the public meeting with a nice outline of what he had done for Haiti.