Posts Tagged ‘wyclef’

Wyclef! Haiti needs a president, not a savior!

August 6, 2010

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-479427

Wyclef made several key mistakes in his speech about the presidency of Haiti. He came off as more arrogant than passionate. He painted Haiti as if it needed him. He also referred to himself as a “young youth”. He’s 40. That’s not young. He also spoke about needing to win abroad as being almost more important than winning in Haiti. He needs to brush up on his history because many of Haiti’s problems stem from its relations with the international community. Furthermore, he says doesn’t really want to run but the youth “drafted” him. He should realize that he can serve his country in other ways. He shouldn’t run if he really doesn’t want to. Lastly, from one rapper to another, speaking in the 3rd person may work in hip-hop, but not in politics. Good luck Wyclef!

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The dangers of a Wyclef presidency

August 6, 2010

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-478703

While I congratulate Wyclef on his decision to run for President of Haiti, we have to remember that what we may feel in America is good for foreign people may not always be good for them. As someone who has traveled and worked in 17 countries and has studied international affairs, I have seen this to be the case many times over. One need to only look at the Congo, where Mobutu ruled with an iron fist for over 30 years and was a friend to every U.S. President. He was discovered by George Bush senior in 1957. If the Haitian people want Wyclef, more power to him. I am not doubting his qualifications and no one can doubt his passion. I just think that we should not ignore home grown Haitian leadership just because they may be unknown to us. The results can be catastrophic for the people on the ground.