Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast today are suffering their worst natural disaster ever.

That is a pretty powerful statement considering the size of some of the hurricanes that have come through there in the past. From what I've read so far the federal and state governments are doing their normal job of getting things organized and the Red Cross and other aid agencies are coming to the rescue, but what I don't see is a French aircraft carrier off the coast of Mississippi. Or German cargo planes flying water and tents into Biloxi airport. Or Belgian rescue workers streaming into Gulfport.

How come the United States comes to the aid of every country in the world, friend of foe, when there is a disaster, but I have not even read about a note of sympathy being sent by a foreign leader. Granted, the U.S. has the resources to help others in need, so I do not expect the Sudan to send help, but at least some type of gesture from the EU would have been nice.

1 Comments:

At 2:27 PM, Blogger Greg said...

Amen. Not even a perfunctory - "sorry about the natural disaster."

 

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