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AMANPOUR. viewers responded strongly to Haitian President, Rene Preval and Prime Minister Bellerive’s statements about the Haitian tragedy. Most felt “they were not doing enough” and it was commented, “We still don't know anything about Haiti's leadership. Do they exist?” Overall, disappointment across the board regarding the Haitian leadership team was expressed. The minority continued wondering what other efforts could be of benefit to current circumstances in Haiti and some expressed absolute fear to the next calamity anywhere in the world. It was perceived the world community was not prepared for catastrophic events, and Haiti “was the example.”
Below, you will see some opinions from viewers like yourself. We would love to hear what you think.
Caleb Oki – I don't think they are doing enough though.
Thembela Mahlangu – Something is wrong somewhere...why is the aid for Haitians moving at a tortoise speed??
Thembela Mahlangu – Why can't most of the seriously injured be airlifted to Miami hospitals?
Susan Tongate – We, the world, need to take this Haiti major disaster as a guide on what to do and not what to do in the future.
Cecile Kiley – I fully support John O'Shea's point of view. A core group of strategists should incorporate the ground leaders of those aid organizations that have successfully implemented aid in Haiti to date: e.g. World Vision, the Israeli Army, and so forth.
John Niceman – International community couldn't keep its eyes off Haiti, and we still don't know anything about Haiti's leadership. Do they exist? When do they plan to come out to face the criticism of doing absolutely nothing good in their country?
Cecile Kiley – And those who are donating money, shouldn't just donate it to any organisation ... they should donate it to the organisations (like World Vision) who are, according to CNN on the ground, successfully implementing aid.
Darla St Clair Sycamore – A footnote the Haitian government certainly is not in charge there they were ineffective before the quake and their own people mistrust them. How can we ensure proper governance going forward? Perhaps the country can be a ward of the UN for 5 years at least until stability that is overdue is achieved?
On AMANPOUR. today, we continue to examine the aftermath of last week’s devastating earthquake and the prospects of recovery. Is this the chance of a lifetime, as former President Bill Clinton characterized it, to build a true modern state in Haiti? Will all the relief pouring in now translate into a sustainable blueprint for a stable country? And in our look at the Obama Administration one year on, we examine torture in a post-9/11 world where national security concerns compete with international law. Should those responsible for reinterpreting the law and sanctioning harsh interrogation techniques be held accountable? So please watch our show today. Now here are some perspectives on some headlines in the news today.
Sr. Writer, AMANPOUR.
HAITI – How soon before there will be enough doctors, nurses and medical supplies available to treat injured survivors?
- Strong aftershock hits Haiti as a U.S. hospital ship approaches the country with nearly 550 doctors, nurses, corpsmen, technicians and support staff on board
- Thousands of wounded people still awaiting treatment at Haiti’s remaining medical facilities, which are desperately short of supplies
- U.N. estimates three million Haitians still in need of medical assistance, food, water, and shelter
QUESTION: Why is it still taking so long to get badly needed supplies out of Port-au-Prince airport?