I heard today on CBC a recording of the speech Governor General Michaele John gave on the disaster in Haiti. She was crying, it was moving. I am proud that she is our Governor General.
My son says that the current estimate of fatalities in Haiti is now 200,000. That is horrific. What a terrible terrible tragedy. Isaac says some people are trying to compare this earthquake to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, but this is a false analogy, America has the infrastructure to deal with such a disaster, Haiti does not.
I read a story about a man who was rescued from a collapsed home, he had crushed legs. The American rescuers left the scene promptly, knowing there were many others needing attention and there was nothing further they could do there. But they also knew that man's chances of survival were very slim, as there are no medical facilities, drugs or supplies to deal with his injuries and state of shock.