Skip to comments.Clinton plays down Haiti aid controversy
Posted on 01/25/2010 2:30:00 PM PST by Cheap_Hessian
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday sought to address concerns over the US role in supervising Haiti relief efforts after a devastating earthquake.
"The international community must ensure we are working in sync. Aid coordination has long been a challenge in Haiti, even before the earthquake," Clinton said at a donors' meeting in Montreal.
"We must find better mechanisms for coordination, oversight, and accountability to ensure that aid and investments are used effectively."
Washington has taken a frontline role in the disaster relief effort since the January 12 quake, sending in 20,000 troops as well as rescue teams and anchoring a hospital ship offshore to treat injured Haitians.
On Sunday, Italy's top disaster official Guido Bertolaso criticized the lack of a coordinated international aid effort in Haiti, saying that the United States had "too many officers" there and could not find a capable leader.
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I have a solution. Return all these formerly French citizens to France. Turn the remainder of the country into a test range for Navy ordinance.
“The international community must ensure we are working in sync.”
Another breathtakingly perfect example of liberal “smarter and better” leadership.
“we” “we” “we”.... “we must do this”...
“The international community” must do this
WTH is “we”... who is in charge?
Classic liberal condescension and inability to actually produce anything except words and big ideas
“we” have to do something means “you”- so which choir is Hillary preaching to?
actually, making PaP a navy test range could hasten the necessary job of urban renewal
State Department by statute has the lead on overseas humanitarian operations. The military has absolutely no authority to do anything other than what they are instructed to do by State.
That explains the problem.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Haitians continue to die of attrition while gibbering eurotrash yammer at the US and each other from their comfortable armchairs in Brussels. Or is it Vienna, or Geneva, or wherever.