Should the U.S. Annex Haiti? And Make Bill Clinton Governor?
Interesting discussion of innovative ways to deal with Haiti’s long-term problems. Haiti is very close to a failed state. So it’s time to think big. Here are four out of the box choices: 1) A New Haitian Constitution; 2) UN Trusteeship; 3) U.S. Protectorate; 4) U.S. annexation and status as a territory. Read the whole article. I actually think that in a free and fair election, options 3 and 4 might prevail. And I think option 4 might achieve the best results long term for Haiti. But getting the U.S. Congress to agree, that’s another matter. In any event, I assume instead we’ll go with option 5): an almost-failed state propped up by tons of outside aid with no long term prospects of stability or growth.