Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Catastrophe in Haiti seems like natural disasters are befalling the poorest spots on the globe. It was only a couple of years ago that Hurricane Katrina hit the Ninth Ward of New Orleans and now this earthquake of even more epic proportions hits Port-au-Prince, Haiti and kills over 100,000 this Tuesday. I believe that this earthquake is really going to test the capacity of human compassion, but also politically, it's going to test how our new administration regards less fortunate nations. Are we going to help when it's not really in our interest? I hope that question is answered with an emphatic yes. Judging by the address Obama gave early today, I'm confident our country, one of the greatest in history of man, will come to the aid of the people who need it the most.

1 comment:

  1. if you have not read mountains beyond mountains by tracy kidder yet, now is a good time!