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Thursday, November 01, 2007


No person left behind

107 people are now dead in the Caribbean in the Dominican Republican, Haiti, and Jamaica. The storm also hit Cuba hard:
Muddy rain-swollen waters overflowed a dam in Cuba, washing into hundreds of homes, over highways and knocking out electricity and telephone service. Dozens of small communities were cut off.
But there have been no deaths (so far, anyway). Why? Because in Cuba there's not just a (real) "no child left behind" policy, there's a "no person left behind" policy:
Cuban soldiers went door to door in low-lying areas and evacuated about 14,000 people.
This is what real "national security" is all about - when the job of the armed forces is to protect the lives of the people, not the profits of the rich.

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