Fresh Paint
Monday, September 27, 2004
A Final Note on Compassion
More Rain Produces More Misery In Haitian Province
Tropical Storm Jeanne left an estimated 300,000 people homeless in Haiti's northwest province. As many as 1,500 people are believed dead, and another 2,600 people injured.

As dawn broke Monday, people were lining up again for food. Distribution has been hampered by muddy roads and looting by desperate residents. But now soldiers from Uruguay and Argentina have joined U.N. peacekeepers in an effort to better guard the roads into town.
Where's our "strong" U.S. leadership now? If this had happened under Clinton's watch, we would have been first in line to help. If you do a search at whitehouse.gov for the word, "Haiti," you will find nothing more recent than the end of July.

Bush hasn't even stood up and made a few remarks expressing sorrow at the loss of 1,500 or more lives in a country not far from his beloved Texas, or throw them a couple of bucks, or send a few troops to join the peacekeepers, or a few engineers and equipment to move rubble.


And check this out:

Chinese police may join U.N. in Haiti
WASHINGTON -- China is expected to send 130 police to Haiti to help bolster a U.N. peacekeeping force in Haiti, which is operating far below its authorized capacity, a State Department official said Monday night.

It is believed to be the first deployment of Chinese forces in the Western Hemisphere.
Red Chinese in our hemisphere? Wow, George!

UPDATE: Oh, silly me. I was thinking like a Democrat again. No potential voters in Haiti, or voters in the U.S. with relatives in Haiti who have money, so screw that compassion shit.

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