Clinton Heads to Haiti
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is flying to Haiti to mediate in a political crisis there while other administration officials are keeping watch on violent protests halfway across the world in Egypt.
Clinton will meet Sunday with President Rene Preval and the three candidates vying to succeed him during her visit. She will also see a treatment center for the cholera epidemic that has killed almost 4,000 people.
Haiti's political crisis stems from a first-round presidential election in November that was marred by fraud.
The U.S. wants Preval's preferred candidate, Jude Celestin, to bow out because the Organization of American States says he had the least support. The U.S warns that continued aid for Haiti's reconstruction from last year's earthquake is at stake.
Haiti's presidential run-off is in March.
Remember three years ago when the issue arose of the 3 AM phone call at the White House? And who would answer it and what they would do? Looks like that concern has been vetted and answered now. Egypt has all but been ablaze for almost a week now and rather than send the Secretary of State to the region to attempt to mediate a resolution, our president has sent her to Haiti to modulate the election process of a non concern nation.
Egypt will fall this week and all that remains to be seen is who will step in to fill the void. My money is on a militant who will steer the nation away from America and more toward Islamic militancy and Israeli hatred. And soon there after, expect to see our president bowing to the east once again.