Bill Clinton turns revisionist historian (as quoted in a story in “The New York Times” this morning:

“I hated it,” Mr. Clinton said of the economic sanctions he enforced during his presidency. “But when you have people being burned to death with tires around their necks, that’s important, too. We had to bring an end to that.”

As my friend Caitlin commented: “It’s enlightening to know the US ended political violence in Haiti–Why here all along I thought [the US] contributed to it [for least a century or so]. Gee, thanks Bill for clearing it all up. Reporter Marc Lacy’s ahistorical article also bestows this gem to readers, “Haiti, so used to suffering, is caught in a paradox.”