January 15, 2010
Week in Review: Haiti

This week, our Friday roundtable focuses on Haiti — three days after a disastrous quake.

We look not just at the present struggle but also at the future of the beleaguered country that has experienced so much hardship for so long.

Daljit Dhaliwal discusses the events in Haiti with Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at the New York Times and Garrick Utley, president of the Levin Institute at the State University of New York and former NBC News foreign correspondent.

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5 comments

#5

I thought this discussion was about Haiti?
But I guess I should of known it would end up as they did on how it would effect Obama.
Two left wing fellows what else would they care about.

#4

1/16/10
At a time when the potential for global disasters is intensifying, the need for a conjoint funding reservoir that does not result in increased indebtedness of governments and the tax paying revenue generating citizens of sucn tax dependent governments is an essentially timely need that people must demand and support.

The potential for such a citizenry salvaging procedure is present through adoption of a manner of funding not based in revenues; but is even more surely derived, such that when a revenue stream dries up for variouse reasons -such as from local disasters- an appositional source of transactional stability remains
intact -being otherwise derived and dependent and not requring further meedless deprivation of already financially strappesd citizens.

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#3

What is still annoying about this situation is the fact that the Vatican with its numerous investments worldwide in banking, insurance, wineries , armaments. oil refineries and cigarette companies. real estate etc exercise control in both Haiti, Dominican Republic and other Caribbean countries and have donated little if any of their plush palatial holdings to assist the Haitian peoples, many who claim to be roman catholic. This shameful clergy neglect and behavior and the neglect and Vatican silence of Haitian oppression is reprehensible! The lack of education among sucn people as live there and in the Philippines and Mexico where roman catholicism predominates is a moral outrage!

#2

This is commentary is terrible. Two liberals arguing about whether or not sweatshop expansion can take place now due to the crisis in Haiti. And whether Obama will use the opportunity to sufficiently advance US interests in the Carribbean. France should pay reparations for slavery and the US should pay them for exploiting Haiti’s cheap labor and wrecking their economy through the IMF. Period.

#1

I must take issue with Nicholas Kristof who made the comment that Rush Limbaugh said on his radio program that people should not contribute to Haiti because the US has been sending funds over the years. That is not true. I heard Mr Limbaughs program and he did not make that statement at all. Shame on you Mr. Krisof. I thought someone like you with your reputation for getting the facts you certainly fell short on Mr. Limbaugh.

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