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Friday, January 15, 2010


 

Ironies multiply


First, we have President Obama appointing George Bush, disaster coordinator extraordinaire, to a position of responsibility in responding to the disaster in Haiti. From the streets of New Orleans arises a collective "No-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!"

Then, closer to (my) home, we learn that a team from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey is headed to Haiti to help. The team's "serves as a rapid deployment unit when it comes to establishing lines of communication in disaster zones." They'll be shipping out on Sunday, ready to start work nearly a week after the earthquake hit, and long after the overwhelming majority of those who will die will have died. Not that their work won't be needed, it surely will, but could we please not pretend this qualifies as "rapid deployment"?


Why stop here? There's more...

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