Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The System is Clogged; Why the US is Unable to Receive Timely Help

Offers of Aid Immediate, but U.S. Approval Delayed for Days: "'We are ready to send our things. We know they are needed, but what seems to be a problem is getting all these offers into the country.'

So far, Thorson said, the State Department has denied Sweden's request for flight clearance. 'We don't know exactly why, but we have a suspicion that the system is clogged on the receiving end,' "

What a perfect metaphor to illustrate our problem. The cause is a mixture of pride, incompetence, denial and recalcitrant ethnocentrism. But there is no doubt about our condition, we are severely clogged all around on this end under this administration.

1 comment:

mindinghope said...


I started to write this evening, but got pulled away.

I'll write again.

ellen rose