Saturday, January 23, 2010
The more I watch Haiti coverage, the greater the impression that:
Most countries with wealth (say, Saudi Arabia) really don't give a damn;
Most of those remaining can't project power worth a damn;
The U.S. military is the pre-eminent power-projection organization in the world;
The U.S. military does disaster relief, which is not its job, better than the UN and full-time disaster relief agencies;
The UN and full-time relief agencies have a serious case of the ass over the preceding being made clearly evident;
The UN and full-time relief agencies approach to providing aid has all the moral underpinnings of hotdog-cart vendors fighting over location for the best visibility and cash flow.