Saturday, January 22, 2011
Uh huh. Because he was always so generous and helpful in the past.
Former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier ended his silence, telling Haitians he returned after 25 years in exile because he wanted to participate in the reconstruction of the earthquake-shattered country.
The 59-year-old ex-strongman, speaking in a faint voice in his first public comments since arriving in Haiti on Sunday, told Haitians and reporters that he was ready to face "persecution" and had timed his return to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake.
"When I made the decision to come back to Haiti to commemorate this sad anniversary with you, in our country, I was ready for any kind of persecution," Duvalier said Friday. "But I believe that the desire to participate by your side in this collaboration for the national reconstruction far outweighs any harassment I could face."
(in other words, he has totally blown the funds, through his dissolute and spendthrift lifestyle, he absconded with when he left Haiti, 25 years ago, and thinks he can weasel his way back in to start the whole process up again....Big Mistake, Baby Doc!)