Thursday, February 25, 2010

Red tape, bad traffic, no power: 'That's Haiti' -

Red tape, bad traffic, no power: 'That's Haiti' - "Today we followed a group of American relief workers to the airport to pick up several tons of donations. They were
expecting tents, food, heavy equipment to help them rebuild and repair. Relief supplies had been flowing freely from the airport since the earthquake. Rescue workers had been able to avoid customs delays and taxes imposed on foreign imports.

But when we arrived at the airport, the whole system had been upended. A doctor from Milwaukee was screaming through a fence at customs officials. She had come for six days with plans to treat 300 patients a day. She had been in Haiti three days and her medicine was still being held."

Read it and weep. Wow. Sad. Pathetic.

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