Liberia some more

By Jason Wojciechowski on August 11, 2003 at 5:59 AM

Somini Sengupta writes in the New York Times about current Liberian Vice President Moses Blah, who is on track to take power in the country on Monday.

Does it seem like a good idea to anyone else that to create peace in this country, Charles Taylor is going to leave and a man who's served in his regime and is a former army leader himself is going to take his place? We can't really make any assumptions about Blah (except that he has a great name), but it does seem that the peace process might be accelerated if someone entirely new were to take the reins. Then again, the Liberian constitution calls for the VP to take over if the President can no longer serve, and I don't know if it's really in anyone's best interests to be going around undermining Constitutions.