Skip to comments.Haiti earthquake: Thousands struggle for survival in rubble
Posted on 01/15/2010 1:59:34 AM PST by myknowledge
THE United States is taking charge in earthquake-devastated Haiti as thousands of troops and tonnes of aid begin arriving in the impoverished Caribbean nation.
US President Barack Obama, responding to the first large-scale humanitarian disaster of his presidency, has pledged $US100 million to Haiti with more to come.
"I will not put up with any excuses for us not doing the very best in this time of tragedy,'' Mr Obama said.
He announced that the "first waves" of the US response were in place including two search-and-rescue teams on the ground, Coast Guard cutters in the port, the US Southern Command in control of the airport and airlifts bringing in supplies and taking out the injured, the Associated Press reported.
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How many thousands more Haitians would perish we don't know.
Obama the blundering. He is preparing to adopt a country. Insanity is ruling the White House. “White mans greed” remember that. He must be stopped. There is no exit strategy from Haiti.
“I will not put up with any excuses for us not doing the very best in this time of tragedy,’’ Mr Obama said
What kind of a stupid assed statement is that.?
He is such an ahole. He loves to make these type of statements about what he will and will not tolerate as though any of us give a rat's patootey.
Perhaps it will become the 57th state.
If Obama is fair, he’ll give them the right to vote in U.S. elections, and give them all tax rebates and cable tv.
re: I will not put up with any excuses
It’s always about him, isn’t it? “I” this and “I” that, and “me” this and “me” that. He strutted into the Oval Office without a clue as to how little control even the POTUS has over most things in life. He was elected despite having absolutely no understanding of how things work, and more to the point, just how totally inept he is.
It pains me that the world’s first response to a disaster like this is to look to the US military. That’s not their job, and the training they have does not lend itself to that kind of duty.
The 10th plane in the landing pattern, waiting for room at the Haiti airport is filled with ACORN members.
I will not put up with any excuses for us not doing the very best in this time of tragedy, Mr Obama said
What kind of a stupid assed statement is that.?’
Sound bite for CBS-ABC-NBC-MSNBC, etc.
If you have the stomach- go back over every utterance of this hoax occupying the Oval Office, and you will find more gems on par with this one.
He sounds like a father repremanding his kids....if I was going there or in the heat of this rescue effort it would seem like an insult. These are American people coming to the rescue as they always do..Imagine what Reagan would have said...or even Kennedy...but of course we all know what Bush would have said....he’d encourage us all to do our best as He knows we would.
“Do not be surprised to hear democrats come out with a plan to bring Haitian refugees to New Orleans.”
Fox News today:
U.S. Preparing for Potential New Wave of Haitians Fleeing North
Obama is already an advocate of greater Haitian immigration, this is all the excuse they need.
He also said there should be greater equity across the board for immigrants as well, pointing out that its much harder for Haitians to immigrate, despite similar circumstances in need as other groups that have been admitted legally.
Last night CBS stated that there are 850,000 Haitians living in the USA now. Im sure every one of them would like to bring in all their relatives. Every time there is a storm in that area, we take in temporary refugees, they never leave.
Two weeks ago, the Bush administration announced it would extend temporary protected status to an estimated 300,000 Honduran, Nicaraguan and Salvadoran nationals who have been allowed to stay for years after natural disasters struck their countries.
It was granted to Hondurans and Nicaraguans after Hurricane Mitch hit in 1998 and to Salvadorans after a series of earthquakes in 2001.
While immigrant advocates argue its unfair to deny Haiti the same benefit afforded those countries, opponents say the fact that the immigrants from those other places are still in the US is proof the system doesnt work.
If Bush had ended the TPS for the Central American countries, then we would be in favour of TPS for Haitians, said Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA, which advocates reduced immigration. The reason we dont is that theres no T in TPS.
What an antichrist Obama is!
Ha! When those ACORN members extend their hands to the Haitians, they’re gonna be swamped and robbed!
I believe in this case the military will be the only facto that allows an help to be given.
This isnt a country we are dealing with this is a world of Voodoo government.
I wouldnt be surprised to read of cannibalism occurring in the next couple of days.