Liberia, Aug. 16 -- WHEN THE LEADER of the Liberian Senate openly attacks an incoming Senator who did the honorable act of declaring his assets prior to taking his seat in the upper house of the national legislature and declaring his intentions of leading the charge in slashing his salary in the wake of a dismal economy, it summed up the crux of everything that is wrong with Liberia and why the country continues to find itself engulfed in a recurring state of uncertainty.

IN HIS QUEST FOR THE Senate, Mr. Dillon made it clear that

should Liberians put their faith in his candidacy he would reduce his salary to

the minimum of five thousand United States dollars (US$5K) and serve as a light

in the darkened legislature and expose things done...