Hillary to Visit Haiti Tomorrow

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is traveling to Haiti Saturday to view the earthquake effects first-hand, meet with Haiti's President and deliver supplies.

"We will also be conveying very directly and personally to the Haitian people our long-term, unwavering support, solidarity and sympathies to reinforce President Obama's message that they are not facing this crisis alone," she added.

"I will also be able to see first hand the ongoing efforts and deployment of US government personnel and resources for maximum impact to support the vital lifesaving relief and recovery efforts," Clinton said.

As BTD noted earlier, President Obama is traveling to Mass. Sunday to campaign for Martha Coakley.

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    Wish it were Hillary going to Mass to save Coakley (none / 0) (#1)
    by Angel on Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 09:51:33 PM EST

    I think (none / 0) (#2)
    by lentinel on Sat Jan 16, 2010 at 06:43:43 AM EST
    it would be more effective all around if Obama flew to Haiti, and Hillary went to Massachusetts.

    WSWS: US troops deployed as popular anger mounts (none / 0) (#3)
    by Andreas on Sat Jan 16, 2010 at 07:06:13 AM EST

    Hillary Clinton will not be in Haiti to help the people living there. She is representing the interests of US imperialism and militarism-those reactionary and criminal forces which are mostly responsibe for the current catastrophy in Haiti.

    The deployment of troops has taken priority over the distribution of aid. As the Miami Herald reported Friday, "US air-cargo traffic was grounded to give the military airlift priority to bring moving equipment and the first 100 of a planned 900-paratrooper deployment of the 82nd Airborne Division from North Carolina."

    UNICEF, which has massed relief supplies in Panama, sent a plane full of medical kits, blankets and tents, but was denied permission to land and forced to return to Panama.

    Initial rescue operations were noticeably focused on aiding US citizens and other foreign nationals... Haitians were left to dig for their loved-ones and neighbors using their bare hands and pieces of rubble. ...

    Haitians are conscious that the lives of foreigners are given more value than their own. "They were furious, though not surprised, that they were left to themselves to dig out the trapped, haul off the dead, beg for help for the dying," reported the Los Angeles Times.

    Haiti: US troops deployed as popular anger mounts

    And I'm sure if you were in Haiti right now as a (none / 0) (#4)
    by Angel on Sat Jan 16, 2010 at 08:39:32 AM EST
    victim of the earthquake you'd be wanting your government to help rescue you and get you back home out of harm's way.