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Honore: U.S. military should have reached Haiti sooner
cnn ^ | 01/14/10 | cnn

Posted on 01/15/2010 4:39:13 AM PST by TornadoAlley3

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1 posted on 01/15/2010 4:39:14 AM PST by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

God Bless Honore- he should be in there right now!


2 posted on 01/15/2010 4:39:54 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: TornadoAlley3

Team Obama was too busy preparing commercials to
blame President Bush for this.


3 posted on 01/15/2010 4:41:12 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: TornadoAlley3

If the “world” wants to look to us, the US, in times like these maybe they “the rest of the world” should stop disrespecting and bad mouthing us, the US so much.


4 posted on 01/15/2010 4:42:33 AM PST by exnavy (God save the republic)
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To: TornadoAlley3

He should know it takes time to get ships loaded with the right stuff, placed in the right order so unloading can be done faster.
But first security has to be paramount. If you start unloading stuff in ports willy nilly with people to make sure it is going to the right people at the right time, they when end like the Liveaid stuff that either was stolen or left to rot on the docks.


5 posted on 01/15/2010 4:42:45 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

So in addition to being the world’s police, we are now supposed to be the world’s EMS?


6 posted on 01/15/2010 4:44:21 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: TornadoAlley3

Wrong. We should donate money food and water and let the UN handle it. Obama will go all in and adopt the country. We will never be able to get out. This is going to be a nightmare. That moron is sending an aircraft carrier and the 82nd Airborne. Good god what an idiot! Although he did have the comments in his book about how Haitis problems are caused by “White Mans Greed”. And how cruise ships throw enough food away every day to feed the whole country. Well we are about to find out.


7 posted on 01/15/2010 4:45:04 AM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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To: TornadoAlley3
I notice they yank his one critical comment (made in passing as it seems) out of the middle of the story and headline it.

The media just can't get enough of criticizing the military!

8 posted on 01/15/2010 4:47:20 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: TornadoAlley3

That boy O is stuck on stupid!


9 posted on 01/15/2010 4:47:31 AM PST by mothball
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To: silverleaf
God Bless Honore- he should be in there right now!

Isn't he the general who coined the phrase "stuck on stupid"?

10 posted on 01/15/2010 4:48:31 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I want a hoochie-mama for Christmas, only a hoochie-mama will do............)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Cue Kanye West.


11 posted on 01/15/2010 4:51:09 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

And so it starts with liberals attacking the US relief effort.

Luckily this time, Obama gets all the credit for failure and charges of racism. “If this had been a white country, everything would be fixed by now” ala Katrina.


12 posted on 01/15/2010 4:53:22 AM PST by WaterBoard
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To: TornadoAlley3

“Honore: U.S. military should have reached Haiti sooner”

Seriously...guess the US was just too busy being an imperial hegmony with delusions of superpower-dom.

Thought the response time was pretty quick, disaster on Sunday, MASSIVE movement of men and material Tuesday-Wednesday. Suppose if we are the worlds 911, that is the whole spectrum of emergency services....

Seems kinda small to be badmouthing the folks who are trying to help.

ruefully


13 posted on 01/15/2010 4:54:57 AM PST by petro45acp (Free Republic, the only thing working on this sorry Bagram interweb thingy! Thanks Free Republic!)
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To: TornadoAlley3
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"Time is of the essence - Ovuh"

14 posted on 01/15/2010 4:57:43 AM PST by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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To: TornadoAlley3
"The good Samaritans who moved early on the first day are to be applauded. They made a difference,"

So applaud them, already. Good Samaritans move on a whim. Hell, I personally flew a ton and a half of goods (in five flights) in my little RV-6 to LA after Katrina as part of a GA relief effort. The word went out via email one day and we were in the air the next, stuffed to the rails with water, food and diapers. Paid for our own fuel and donated our time.

The military moves on orders that come down from the top. If they didn't move, it was because they weren't ordered to move, and THAT order ultimately comes from Barry. And, like any large machine, it takes a while to get momentum up.

15 posted on 01/15/2010 4:57:43 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: TornadoAlley3; The Drowning Witch
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"Time is of the essence - Ovuh"

16 posted on 01/15/2010 4:58:07 AM PST by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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To: WaterBoard

I predict that O will be going on a fly-over and after the stink is cleared up, he and his sugar-momma,Winfrey, will do a ‘special’ from there.

There is a lot of juice to be squeezed out of this crisis.


17 posted on 01/15/2010 4:59:54 AM PST by homegroan ((keeping track of this crap is a full-time job...and I just punched in))
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To: TornadoAlley3

Katrina mentality. We get there when we get there, let Brad Pitt and Sean Penn move in first.


18 posted on 01/15/2010 5:00:07 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: petro45acp

Seems kinda small to be badmouthing the folks who are trying to help.

ruefully..........

IMHO, the man is a jerk....


19 posted on 01/15/2010 5:00:20 AM PST by thinking
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To: TornadoAlley3

I wonder how many Haitians will end up here?


20 posted on 01/15/2010 5:02:29 AM PST by mefistofelerevised
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To: TornadoAlley3

U.S. military should have reached Haiti sooner

And Geraldo and Shep Smith.

Oh wait, I just heard on Fox & Friends that Geraldo is getting ready to go. Hang on trapped Haitians! Geraldo is on his way!


21 posted on 01/15/2010 5:03:51 AM PST by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: grobdriver

Somebody on MSNBC yesterday stated “ we have a president who cares now, this won’t be another katrina”

The amount of obama speech-making on this crisis wil be mind numbing. In cluding ghost writen articles for mags and op-ed pages.

Will haities become the 51st state, on our way to 57 ?


22 posted on 01/15/2010 5:05:12 AM PST by maine yankee
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To: grobdriver

Did you have air traffic control when you flew into LA? No air traffic control at Haitian airport was a problem. No lights for landings after dark was another. The military is setting up ATC now (may already be in operation). Lights went on last night thanks to US military.

BTW, good on you for your help after Katrina!!!


23 posted on 01/15/2010 5:07:27 AM PST by Roccus (ABLE DANGER?????...................What's an ABLE DANGER???)
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To: silverleaf

Our Marines never took a vow to defend & protect haiti nor are they trained in rescue missions.

This sudden impulse to send in US Marines and the other branches for humanitarian purposes is wrong. That is why we have the UN and their “blue helmets”. It isn’t America’s fault the UN isn’t capable.

Watch what will happen in Haiti; Marines will be forced to defend themselves or take offensive actions and THEN will be condemned and tried in a court by this administration that sent them on a mission for a purpose they never signed up for.


24 posted on 01/15/2010 5:07:31 AM PST by HD1200
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To: mefistofelerevised

Been to Miami lately ?


25 posted on 01/15/2010 5:07:33 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: screaminsunshine

You are exactly correct.


26 posted on 01/15/2010 5:08:30 AM PST by HD1200
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To: TornadoAlley3

The point is that Bush was blamed for the slow response during Katrina’s disaster - and for letting thousands of black New Orleans residents suffer and some die .....

Now the General in charge of that recovery operation is saying Zero, the black President, the CIC, should be blamed for not getting our troops down to Haiti faster and letting tens of thousands of black Haitians suffer and die.....

He is not criticizing the army - but the CIC, IMHO.

I’ll take it....especially coming from Commie News Network.


27 posted on 01/15/2010 5:09:35 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,then we'll be a nation gone under.")
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To: HD1200

You saw it here first.


28 posted on 01/15/2010 5:09:41 AM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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To: thinking

He is a jerk.
Only CNN would dig him up and milk invalidating soundbites out of him.
That’s what they they do. Thats there industry.


29 posted on 01/15/2010 5:11:13 AM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Just after the quake a ‘spokesman’ said that NO UNIFORMED TROOPS would be allowed in Haiti. From radio news while driving home.

Did I hear this correctly?

If this a fact; they should get nothing from the Taxpayers.


30 posted on 01/15/2010 5:11:49 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Diogenesis

Any GOP man or woman would have known the need for immediate action, within 3 minutes of the initial reports. And then withing the hour of what General Honore said. Get to that airport and establish order. Obama did not. He’s a naif.


31 posted on 01/15/2010 5:12:40 AM PST by bvw
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A real President wouldn’t have cared what the ‘spokesman’ of a corrupt government says in such a case. We’d move anyway. Make excuses later.


32 posted on 01/15/2010 5:14:23 AM PST by bvw
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To: DUMBGRUNT

I saw uniformed US military at the airport last night.(on one of the news channels) They had just turned on the lights so night landings could be accomplished and were starting to set up ATC.


33 posted on 01/15/2010 5:15:08 AM PST by Roccus (ABLE DANGER?????...................What's an ABLE DANGER???)
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To: HD1200

That’s bullshit. Go away, twerp.


34 posted on 01/15/2010 5:15:45 AM PST by bvw
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Huh? The Carl Vincent arrived this morning. Considering that the Carrier had to be restocked and redeployed, I don't see the cause to complain.

Hey, but what do I know...

35 posted on 01/15/2010 5:16:04 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: maine yankee
This will make Katrina look like a weenie roast before it is over.
36 posted on 01/15/2010 5:16:30 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: HD1200
US Presidents and the US Congress have been sending the military in to do “nationbuilding” ever since the end of WW2. General McArthur did an outstanding job of rebuilding Japan, politically, economically and even culturally- and General Marshall came up with the plan that rebuilt Europe.

However, Vietnam was the beginning of the end, when politicians lack the will to use the miltary as a an instrument of force when needed. Reagan blew it in Lebanon. Clinton blew it in Africa and the Balkans, Bush41 quit too soon in Iraq, Bush43 did a fair job in Iraq after some lessons learned and prodding by Petraeus. But now the jury is out on Afghanistan.

But it seems a guy like obama and the people he has to advise him? Clueless. Not optimistic we will succeed unless somehow, the obamites get out of the way of the people who really know how to sacrifice and produce....

Godspeed to our military.

37 posted on 01/15/2010 5:18:33 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: TornadoAlley3
There are plenty of things to complain and play politics about but this ain't one of them. From 2000 until 1/20/09 the Democrats sniped at Bush at every opportunity. Now the Republicans are doing the same. I say: ENOUGH
To snipe and try to make political hay out of a natural disaster is in my opinion just wrong.
38 posted on 01/15/2010 5:22:57 AM PST by Tupelo
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Not another Katrina? It’s worse. Now 72 hours after the quake and no aid on the ground except at the airport. Which is surrounded by mobs of thieves and murderers.

And 40,000 Americans still missing in Haiti???

Correct me if I’m wrong but weren’t people warned to leave NO, then being bussed and airlifted out of New Orleans within 24-48 hours after the storm and still Bush getting slammed.

How many kids in NO died of thirst?


39 posted on 01/15/2010 5:23:00 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: TornadoAlley3
Cut emperor Hussein some slack - he hasn't had "date night" in over two weeks, his bball skills are getting rusty, and don't even ask about his golf game! He's too busy ramming socialism down our throats!

/sarc

40 posted on 01/15/2010 5:23:14 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Hmmm...when did the Haitian government request US military aid? Not that this has stopped us in the past but effectively placing Haiti under US martial law should be by request.


41 posted on 01/15/2010 5:24:30 AM PST by decimon
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I was in Miami 35 years ago and nothing but bad things happened. It was a hell hole than, I can’t imagine what it is like now.


42 posted on 01/15/2010 5:24:39 AM PST by mefistofelerevised
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To: silverleaf

Were Bush still President, what would today’s NY Times headlines be?


43 posted on 01/15/2010 5:24:45 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Yep. And Haiti has been stuck on stupid for 200 years.
Where’s the $50 million in aid Hillary sent 9 months ago? and the $100 million we have been sending every year.

With all those Haiti mansions and govt office collapsed and a most of the politicians dead, it looks like a lot of swiss bank accounts won’t be drawn on anymore by their depositors.


44 posted on 01/15/2010 5:26:13 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: TornadoAlley3

Don’t they need something to do this? Like orders from the CIC?


45 posted on 01/15/2010 5:26:14 AM PST by listenhillary (FU Cass Sunstein - You are the embodiment of evil)
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To: HD1200

Sadly my first thoughts too.


46 posted on 01/15/2010 5:28:12 AM PST by colinhester
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To: silverleaf

Give’em both barrels General Honore and please run for office. We need somebody in there who will call them for being terminally “Stuck on Stupid”!


47 posted on 01/15/2010 5:28:21 AM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: decimon

there is no “haitian govt”- the president of Haiti went to the airport for safety, and reportedly has asked to leave Haiti because his house collapsed.

The Haiti ambassador to the US was on FOX News last night- said he went to State Dept and asked for help. I guess that’s the “haitian govt”


48 posted on 01/15/2010 5:30:56 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: Roccus
The first two flights were a free-for-all. I was dodging choppers and C-130s once west of Lake Charles. After that, it got organized.
There was an EC-130 orbiting Lake Ponchatrain - "Sky King", believe it or not. We had to contact him before entering the TFR with destination (Slidell had become the focal point of operations on the North side of the lake by then). Still had to dodge military traffic after unloading and on the way out. Stayed low and fast until clear of the area.
Was a mess...
49 posted on 01/15/2010 5:32:26 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

four words for Gen Honore: “Don’t. Rush. To. Failure.”


50 posted on 01/15/2010 5:32:43 AM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!)
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