Thursday, January 06, 2005
See, I Told You So...
To The Ivy Bush, whom I mentioned in my last post.... here's to you.
From a blog written by American foreign service officers:
Well, dear friends, we're now into the tenth day of the tsunami crisis and in this battered corner of Asia, the UN is nowhere to be seen -- unless you count at meetings, in five-star hotels, and holding press conferences.
Aussies and Yanks continue to carry the overwhelming bulk of the burden, but some other fine folks also have jumped in: e.g., the New Zealanders have provided C-130 lift and an excellent and much-needed potable water distribution system; the Singaporeans have provided great helo support; the Indians have a hospital ship taking position off Sumatra. Spain and Netherlands have sent aircraft with supplies.
The UN continues to send its best product, bureaucrats.
Oh, but wait... I almost forgot, we're the evil, bad ones and the UN is just out to save the world.
posted by El Capitan at 1:03 PM