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Reply #2: Palast doesn't seem to realize that there is ONE runway in Port of Prince. No sideways, nothing. [View All]

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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:20 PM
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2. Palast doesn't seem to realize that there is ONE runway in Port of Prince. No sideways, nothing.
Every plane that lands has to taxi to the end of the runway and turn around and taxi to where they will unload. The runway is overcrowded. Everyone is an armchair quarterback right now but I'm certain that the people who are there are doing every single thing within their power to get as many supplies and people in as possible as quickly as possible. It's easy to sit in a cushy little office and complain.

The U.S. also has to deal with the "Haitian Government" who is still trying to run the show even though they've been devastated. And as for sending troops first, troops are going to be needed immediately to do the ugly jobs like picking up bodies, protecting the population and protecting those supplies that are coming in. I does not good to bring in supplies if the thugs are going to steal them.

I'm already sick of all the complaining. These folks down there are doing the best they can under the most horrific circumstances imaginable and we should be supporting them, not criticizing them.
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