Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mixed Priorities

The Associated Press: Official: UN plane lands in Myanmar with aid after cyclone
Gordon Johndroe, President Bush's national security spokesman, said the U.S. was still working to gain permission to enter Myanmar. Another option being considered was air-dropping aid without permission, said Ky Luu, the director of the U.S. office of foreign disaster assistance.

But Defense Secretary Robert Gates later said he couldn't imagine dropping relief aid into Myanmar without the military junta's permission.

How did we get it this wrong? We'll wait for permission to drop food and medicine into a country devastated by natural disaster but bombs get an automatic greenlight.

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