Saturday, February 05, 2011

My dad's visit saw almost no violence

The week has come and gone and my dad has returned to the land of stars'n'stripes safely. He was here in Jeremie this week and had a memorable time. Best part of all, even though there was an election announcement on Wednesday, there was almost no violence while he was here. No "bling, bang," per se. Well... at least not until last night. We were sitting at the kitchen table when we heard the pop-pop-pop... pop. I looked at my dad and said, "yup, I'm pretty sure that was a gun... next door." And my dad said "it was a 9mm." Fun, fun.

As for me, I've been buried at work. But I expect my dad will elaborate on his adventures.

Oh... and there was one other notable highlight. As my dad arrived in Port-au-Prince, his group saw Hillary's State Department jet. It was Sunday. The election results were announced on Wednesday. Hmmm... I wonder if Hillary was discussing the results before the announcement? No doubt. And I'm sure Obama is wishing he had the same influence in Egypt. Which reminds me of one of my beliefs about US foreign policy... we should mind our own business and stop meddling in other people's affairs.

Tim White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I suppose the most revealing thing about the wikileaks material is that it confirms how deeply we are concerned with and often meddle with the affairs of other countries. I'm not saying that it is broadly a terrible idea, but certainly suspect in, at least, scope.