Thursday, March 13, 2008

Bush to meet with Carribean Leaders

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham of The Bahamas, Prime Minister David Thompson of Barbados, and Prime Minister Dean Barrow of Belize will meet with President George Bush by invitation to the White House on Thursday, March 20, 2008.

The leaders were all democratically nominated within the past year. According to Bush, they will be discussing a range of issues such as "strengthening democracy in the region, increasing social and trade ties, cooperating on security and crime, and improving the lives of the region 's citizens".

I commend his attempt in reaching out, but am skeptical of the fact that it took him eight years before realizing the relevance and importance of relationships with black populated third-world countries. I wonder if this meeting will have a similar motive as Bush's visit to Africa last month, considering the fact that even if something productive was planned for the countries during the meeting with its leaders, it is likely that he won't be in office to see the "plans" materialize.

-Wayetu Moore

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