Coup/Not Coup

I don’t know enough about Aristide to know who to believe on this whole coup d’etat thing. I’m with “Jonathan Edelstein”: in thinking that Aristide is (was) the best of a bad bunch of options. I certainly wouldn’t put it past him to spin the situation (“I wasn’t a bad ruler — I was _kidnapped_!”) for personal benefit. But the scary thing is that I _also_ wouldn’t put it past the Administration to do something as stupid as to forcibly eject him and then lie about it. That’s not a possibility I would have entertained four years ago; they’ve earned it.