These are the numbers: $100 million in aid, 2,000 marines about to join 1,000 of its troops, 14,000 meals and 15,000 litres of water dropped near Port-au-Prince last night.
But that relief isn’t being welcomed by all …
The latest swipe is from a French government minister, who says the task in hand “is about helping Haiti, not occupying Haiti”.
The US military has taken control of the airport, but arguably because someone needed to.
In another WHYS blog conversation on Haiti, one poster, Tom, put it like this:
“Funny how everyone tells the US to mind their own business until disasters like Haiti happen then they do very little or nothing and expect the US to do it all.”
This blog has more examples of America’s work in Haiti.
Without America’s lead, would the aid effort work? Why isn’t the world saying thank you?