The political spin is on for the White House. Mary Anastasia O’Grady writes in the WSJ about Bill Clinton and Haiti, where Mr. Clinton is persona non grata in much of this country. After Hillary spoke recently at an Iowa “steak fry,” Mr. Clinton bragged about his Haiti record. Why? As Ms. O’Grady points out, perhaps because the Haitian tyrant Jean Bertrand Aristide is under house arrest in Port-au-Prince in connection with allegations of money laundering and corruption. If Mr. Astride decides to tell a different version than the spin from the Clintons, at least Bill Clinton “will be out in front with his version of events.”
As Mr. O’Grady notes,
Once Mr. Clinton put Mr. Aristide back in the palace in Port-au-Prince, his supporters picked up where they had left off. Opponents were hacked with machetes, set on fire and gunned down. Money disappeared.
The Clinton administration did nothing to contain these abuses. Instead, a company called Fusion, run by Democrats—including Joseph P. Kennedy II, Mack McLarty, who had been Clinton White House chief of staff, and Marvin Rosen, a former finance chairman of the Democratic National Committee—went into the long-distance telephone business with Haiti Teleco, the government-owned monopoly.
According to Ms. O’Grady, her sources say that the Aristide Foundation for Democracy is being investigated for money laundering, drug trafficking and the illicit use of state funds and that “some well-known Americans are involved.” Read more here.