Friday, May 09, 2008

Would FEMA by Any Other Name Smell As Sweet?

Apparently the answer is yes, according to CNN:

"We off-loaded the food, and then the authorities refused us permission to take that food away.

"We were told we needed a special letter from the Minister of Social Welfare. We hand-delivered a request to him. The answer back was 'No, you can't have the food.'

"That food is now sitting on the tarmac doing no good."

Under U.N. rules, the organization must control and distribute its aid supplies.

What's worse than one FEMA-syle organization coordinating disaster relief? Two - Myanmar and the U.N. If only they had Wal-Mart.

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