Tsunami: Guardian reporting that aid relief is not reaching where it needs to go because of lack of planning. "Aid chiefs admitted yesterday that the effort to get relief into the areas most devastated by the tsunami was being hampered by lack of coordination. Food, water, medicine and other vital supplies were reaching the region but were not always getting to the neediest of victims, because of ruined infrastructure, bottlenecks at airports and on roads, and organisational problems. Most frustratingly, aid was reaching some areas which already had enough, and in some places food and supplies were being left to rot at the roadside. " It's all well and good having a big aid waving contest about who is giving the most money and most "caring." But no planning means things are going to waste. That's why I was not impressed by the lefty sites crying and whining that President Bush is not showing he "cares" about the victims. from CNN: "The director of the U.S. Agency for International Development told CNN on Friday that the $35 million pledge was only the first step in U.S. aid to the countries that were devastated by Sunday's earthquake and tsunamis."The money was committed on Sunday when the emergency took place," Andrew Natsios told CNN's "American Morning." "It's action on the ground that is needed. We will get more than enough money from the president and I'm sure Congress later on when we need it." The other nonsense was this could have been a nice PR move to show the majority of Muslims in the region he cares, that is the most callous craven cowardly reasoning I have read so far. Most people are donating because they are helping out victims of a disaster, not because they are thinking of PR moves.
Friday, December 31, 2004
Currently playing: The media's true role
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- Daily Ablution
- Daniel Drezner
- Hot Air
- Just One Minute
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- NRO Corner
- Slient Running
- Tim Blair
- That Liberal Media
- TV Newser
- Technorati Profile
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