Obama on ‘Why Haiti Matters’


President Obama penned a cover story entitled “Why Haiti Matters” for the Jan. 25 Issue of Newseek.
It’s posted online today:

“We act for the sake of the thousands of American citizens who are in Haiti, and for their families back home; for the sake of the Haitian people who have been stricken with a tragic history, even as they have shown great resilience; and we act because of the close ties that we have with a neighbor that is only a few hundred miles to the south.

But above all, we act for a very simple reason: in times of tragedy, the United States of America steps forward and helps. That is who we are. That is what we do.”

You can read the full article  here: http://www.newsweek.com/id/231131/output/print