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    Re: Why the hell should we be in Haiti anyways?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Wow your like a sniper using bull**** as ammunition.
    You mean like the bull**** that you Brits won WW2 all by yourself?

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    Re: Why the hell should we be in Haiti anyways?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    You mean like the bull**** that you Brits won WW2 all by yourself?
    Ive never met anyone here who has ever said that.America did save us in ww2 however where you one of the people who did?
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    Re: Why the hell should we be in Haiti anyways?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Ive never met anyone here who has ever said that.America did save us in ww2 however where you one of the people who did?
    Oh how easily they forget. Britain would have surrendered to Germany within months without US involvement.


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    Re: Why the hell should we be in Haiti anyways?

    Makes us feels goods.

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    Re: Why the hell should we be in Haiti anyways?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    We're there because it's the right thing to do. Because we are a people who help when help is needed and don't turn our backs. Because we are generous and responsible overall. Because many times we bring out the best in people instead of the worst in people. The problem isn't one of helping when help is needed, but the issue is why did it take a devastating earthquake and tens of thousands of deaths to realize and understand that Haiti has been suffering under poverty for decades. We saw the stories of Hatians in boats dying to make it to Miami's shores but never really cared enough to investigate why. I would suggest even if we DID know why, we wouldn't have done much about it and in reality we haven't.

    My question is - what's the end game here? Stabilize the country, repair the government, get the people fed and keep some sort of order in the country. Then what? Is the U.S. and other country's going to fund the rebuilding of everyone's house? Provide them food / shelter for years to come? The recovery of this will take literally years. At what level will the rebuilding take Haiti and it's people and are we willing, 6 months, a year, 2 years from now to continue funneling money, food, resources to this country? I think after a while, the urgency will wane, the money will slow to a trickle and Haiti will be lucky to get back to where they were.
    Personally, I would like to see Haiti become a territory of the United States, much like Puerto Rico is. That might be a bit heavy handed, but what are we going to do if another earthquake happens or if they get hit by a tsunami or by a hurricane? Are we just going to go back and rebuild again? Why not just teach the Haitians how to manage their resources properly? It could be used as a tourist area and possibly agriculture.

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    Re: Why the hell should we be in Haiti anyways?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Personally, I would like to see Haiti become a territory of the United States, much like Puerto Rico is. That might be a bit heavy handed, but what are we going to do if another earthquake happens or if they get hit by a tsunami or by a hurricane? Are we just going to go back and rebuild again? Why not just teach the Haitians how to manage their resources properly? It could be used as a tourist area and possibly agriculture.
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    Re: Why the hell should we be in Haiti anyways?

    When America has a devastating earthquake, I wonder who will come and help us?

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    Re: Why the hell should we be in Haiti anyways?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    When America has a devastating earthquake, I wonder who will come and help us?
    If anyone tried, conservatives would just claim that they are a foreign power seeking to occupy sovereign U.S. soil anyways.

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    Re: Why the hell should we be in Haiti anyways?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    When America has a devastating earthquake, I wonder who will come and help us?
    The rest of the world as we did after Katrina.

    Not our fault your government refused/did not use the 800 million+ aid sent by countries around the world. We offered.
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    Re: Why the hell should we be in Haiti anyways?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The rest of the world as we did after Katrina.

    Not our fault your government refused/did not use the 800 million+ aid sent by countries around the world. We offered.
    Really? What happened to it?
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