The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

And it goes on at paragraph 4:

"The ideological orientation of the principal players in the current Liberian movement for democracy is pro-west, pro the free enterprise system. It our hope not nearly to retain ties with our traditional allies, but to expand them in a way which will command mutual respect. The undignified spectacle which we have had to endure these past years of a Liberia with its hands constantly outstretched in supplication is one we are anxious to change."

Why was it felt necessary to make that statement?

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