Haiti set on collision course

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The Independent Online
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The installation of a new president in Haiti, condemned by the White House as bogus, cynical and illegal, puts the island's military leaders on a collision course with the United States and the international community, Reuter reports from Washington.

The swearing-in on Wednesday of Emile Jonassaint, an 81-year-old pro-military Supreme Court judge, infuriated Clinton administration officials and members of Congress. The move gave new impetus to calls for American military action to restore the exiled president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.