Saturday, January 30, 2010

US Relief Efffort In Haiti, Soft Power

the US relief effort in Haiti, like the Bush policy vis the Indonesian Tsunami. is part of a doctrinne of projecting U.S. "Soft Power", in the battle for world opinion, not only in the middle east, but also in the rest of the third world. Ahh, the Great Game of power politics continues..

From the New Republic Proxy War by Barron YoungSmith

When President Obama launched a massive humanitarian-aid response to Haiti's earthquake last month, not everyone took his magnanimity at face value. Hugo Chavez, for example, accused him of "occupying Haiti undercover" and then upped the ante by saying the earthquake ha...d been caused by an American "...