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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti's ambassador to the U.S.

Raymond Joseph responds to Pat Robertson:
In a compelling moment in news television tonight, the Haitian Ambassador to the United States vehemently slammed the religious nightmare that is Pat Robertson for his now infamous comments this morning.

Raymond Joseph appeared on Rachel Maddow's show tonight, delivering a stirring history lesson to the 700 club pastor and those that agree with him about how the United States benefited from that "pack with the devil" as Robertson states.

"I would like the whole world to know, American especially, that the independence of Haiti when the slaves rose up against the French, and defeated the French army, a powerful Army, the U.S was able to gain the Louisiana Territory for $15 million," he said after requesting to Maddow if he could address Robertson's unbelievable statement.

But Joseph was far from done.

In addition to mentioning Haiti's impact on Latin American's liberation from their colonial masters such as Simon Bolivar, the ambassador closed with a reminder of how the small nation played a momentous role in the development of this nation."

"So what pact the Haitian made with the devil has helped the United States become what it is."

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