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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Devastation in Haiti: Some Lessons

The devastation in and around Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and the extreme difficulty aid workers and rescuers are having reaching the victims and survivors, bring to mind several questions and potential lessons: 1) If the American military and all its resources and might (including helicopters, bulldozers, earth-movers, C5s and C130s, medical and other personnel and supplies) were not so engaged in making war in several countries thousands of miles away, they might be available to do great good just several hundred miles south of our shores; and 2) If we had friendly, cooperative and respectful relations with Cuba, that country's thousands of fine doctors and other medical personnel would be available and able to assist in Haiti, which is just miles from their country. Cuppla thoughts, simply put, with vast ramifications, but I thought I'd put them out there for consideration.

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