Saturday, July 28, 2007

more blessed to say fuck you than to receive.

At the brain police there's this review of the CREW report on the offers of aid from foreign governments that the Bush administration turned down after Katrina.

We Don't Need Your Stinkin' Help!:
"Another email describes how the transport of Israeli relief supplies loaded on a C-130 aircraft was delayed for over 48 hours on the tarmac while Israeli officials waited for clearance from the U.S. government. The unidentified author states: “I’ve been on the phone with the [Israeli] attache every couple of hours since noon . . . they’re patient, but not amused by our delay, obviously.” The documents do not reveal if or how the issue was resolved.
All foreign medical personell help was turned down due to arbitrary adherence to bureaucratic regulations about licensing in the USA.

A ban on British Beef because of mad cow disease fears kept thousands of British Army field meals stored in warehouuses at a cost of $16,000 a month.

All offers of post Katrina clean up aid from foreign governments were turned down systematically."

1 comment:

microdot said...

Thanks for the link to my piece!
And a chance to chase it back to your great blog!

I haven't had a lot of info to post about New Orlean buut I try to find out what is really happening. I do post on a French Blog called Pourquoi Pas and theyre has been some discussion lately. I have friends who lived there and I hear reports about lives scattered to the winds.

My nephew is the one with the SouthEast Asia Housing Coalition who will be organizing the projuct with the Indonesian Bandeh Aceh Tsunami survivors.

I'll let you know when I hear more!