August 31, 2005

It just goes to show

I was just checking the news sources for any information about all those other countries sending aid our way in order to assist in the Hurricane Katrina situation. I found no sign of such. I mean, what the heck, didn't we all go overboard in order to assist all those tsunami victims? See what happens when the shoe is on the other foot?

Posted by Tiger at August 31, 2005 09:38 PM | TrackBack

Even my liberal Mom noticed that, and was NOT pleased. We're the most compassionate and the least appreciated country in the world, it seems...


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at September 6, 2005 08:04 PM

I'm probably a little late posting this, but there has been international response -- Mac at Pesky Apostrophe has a sampling here:

And, as a point of interest, there were news reports here in Canada of how our DARTS team (a disaster recovery team that specializes in creating fresh drinking water as well as other disaster relief services) was denied entry into the US by Homeland Security. Additionally, other reports circulated about how offers of aid were either outright declined or delayed with "we'll get back to you" comments. And these offers were not delayed in the offering...but in the accepting.

Posted by: Linda at September 12, 2005 01:17 AM

What Linda wrote. It's true. A number of countries stepped up to the plate immediately and were subsequently put on hold. Much was offered to the U.S. Linda, btw, I saw a television report here in the U.S. that stated the DARTS team were the first to arrive and help. *shrug*

Posted by: Cindy at September 18, 2005 09:03 PM