Saturday, January 16, 2010

More Political Lunacy on the Haiti Crisis

It was bad enough when Rush Limbaugh called the Haiti earthquake and its aftermath "made to order" for the Obama Administration (see here), and even worse when Limbaugh added that Americans shouldn't bother making donations for earthquake relief because we've already given via our income taxes (see here), and even worse than that when Pat Robertson suggested that the Haitians brought it on themselves after they made a deal with the devil to get rid of their colonial French masters (see here).

Now comes the Irish columnist Patrick Cockburn's piece of tripe, err, opinion piece in today's Independent (here), which argues that the US government has (already) failed Haiti just like it failed New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I won't bother to point out all of the errors in Cockburn's thinking (if one can call it "thinking"); doing so would reflect more credit on his execrable column than it deserves. Instead, I will merely suggest that Cockburn, Limbaugh, and Robertson should be required to spend a week shackled together roaming the rubble-filled streets Port au Prince.

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