Monday, January 18, 2010

Haiti, Bush, Obama And The CBC

Even George W. Bush recognizes that Obama's response to the Haiti earthquake isn't political.

However, as I write in my weekly column for The Loop, there is one group that has been looking out for Haiti for a long time...

The travesty in Haiti and the ill-conceived, thoughtless comments by both Rush Limbaugh and the Rev. Pat Robertson has actually served to ignite serious questions about Haiti and the nature of American foreign policy. No, Haitian's did not make a pact with the Devil to rid themselves of the French. Neither is Obama using the Haitian earthquake to score political points as Rush foolishly points out. George W. Bush did not use the 2004 tsunami for political points and neither is Obama.

Unfortunately, after the media moves on to the next cycle and Americans return their attention to American Idol, members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be among the few still looking after Haiti's long-term interest.

Read the rest at The Loop.

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