I have been hearing comments repeatedly in recent days about America coming to everyone elses aid when they have an emergency, but no one coming to our aid in this crisis. Well it appears that other countries want to help, but the incompetent political hacks running our country into the ground won’t let them. This was on Daily Kos
On tonight’s news, CTV (Canadian TV) said that support was offered from Canada. Planes are ready to load with food and medical supplies and a system called “DART” which can provide fresh water and medical supplies is standing by. Department of Homeland Security as well as other U.S. agencies were contacted by the Canadian government requesting permission to provide help. Despite this contact, Canada has not been allowed to fly supplies and personnel to the areas hit by Katrina. So, everything here is grounded. Prime Minister Paul Martin is reportedly trying to speak to President Bush tonight or tomorrow to ask him why the U.S. federal government will not allow aid from Canada into Louisiana and Mississippi. That said, the Canadian Red Cross is reportedly allowed into the area.
Canadian agencies are saying that foreign aid is probably not being permitted into Louisiana and Mississippi because of “mass confusion” at the U.S. federal level in the wake of the storm.
Also see the Hurricane Warning from the national weather service that I posted the day before the storm made landfall . At least one government agency knew what was coming.