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."