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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:26 AM
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Ugh: Former U.S. lawmaker assisting Duvalier (Bob Barr)

By the CNN Wire Staff


Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- A former U.S. congressman was among a group of American attorneys accompanying former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier as he spoke in the country's capital Friday.

Former Republican Congressman Bob Barr said he is not serving as Duvalier's attorney, but is in Port-au-Prince to consult, assist and be Duvalier's voice to the international community.

Barr represented Georgia's 7th District in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, and was the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee in 2008. He currently practices law and runs a consulting firm based in Atlanta.

"We have been asked by the former president and his family to assist him in his efforts," Barr told reporters in Port-au-Prince.

He is representing Duvalier along with two other Georgia attorneys -- Ed Marger and Mike Puglise -- according to a statement on Barr's website.

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http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/01/22/haiti.duvalier.barr/?hpt=T2
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:28 AM
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1. Listen carefully to the spin
Duvalier has apologized - poor Baby Doc was forced to continue his father's reign of terror. Haiti has been occupied by US interests - they want Duvalier. This is imperialism gone mad.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:53 AM
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5. As if the people of Haiti are no longer saying "Never Again!" but instead...
"Aw, let's give the poor misunderstood guy another chance."

TPTB own the MSM megaphone and 23% of Americans will believe this spin. We'll be inundated with BS polls trying to create favorable opinion, and, as you said, this is what the corporations want.
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polly7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:36 AM
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2. Why can't they just f* leave Haiti alone!?! nt
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:42 AM
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4. ditto
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:38 AM
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3. Carrying on the tradition of Jesse Helms...
...the Bush Crime Family, and the really big shots who work to do the same to the United States.
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