If the well-being of hurricane victims were not at issue, the back-and-forth over the
But that’s not the case.
The latest development is that the
A CNN account of the
I don’t think the assessment team was an unreasonable idea in the first place – the point is simply for experts to figure out how
On the other hand, other countries have sent aid without requiring that they first send a team to inspect damages. The Bush Administration apparently reached a point where, even without its own assessment, it had a good idea what was needed and was prepared to open the spigot.
Given the state of relations between the two governments, it was perhaps predictable that
Other countries are helping. Fidel Castro writes that
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