The stories out of Burma are tragic.
BUT – the Myanmar government is more than just brutal, they are a bunch of dumbasses if this is true:
From the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs concerning their trouble in getting visas to go in and help:
“They [the visa requests] are on standby and ready to go.”
He noted that Tuesday was a holiday in Thailand, so the Burmese Embassy there was closed.
60,000 Citizens dead or missing, 1 million awaiting help and the Embassy is taking a holiday??
To those “other” countries out there who often get on Americans for being so unsophisticated that we think a paltry 2 weeks of vacation a year is normal, I say, “In an emergency – bring on the American work ethic!!”
In related news Stephen Green asks
Does Al Gore really want to be remembered as the guy who walked over 50,000 still-warm corpses to drive up the shares of his investment fund?