So, the Satanic curse that Pat Robertson blames for Haiti's current suffering? The Haitian ambassador to the US begs to point out that Americans might not want to be so quick to
join the televangelist in equating the island nation's fight for independence from France to a pact with the devil. It was Haitian independence that enabled the US to acquire 13 present-day states in the Louisiana Purchase, he noted last night on the Rachel Maddow show.
"What pact the Haitian made with the devil has helped the United States became what it is," said Raymond Joseph, also pointing out the role of Haitian independence in the freedom fights of many Latin American countries. (Read more Pat Robertson stories.)