I am glad President Bush is joining forces with President Clinton to marshal American resources to help earthquake-stricken Haiti.
Clearly, he has a different crowd of followers than Bill Clinton who may be motivated by his “just send your cash” appeal complete with grin (?). I know Bush is sincere about this aid effort, so I’m not going to knock his style.
This next YouTube clip shows Hillary Clinton and US AID Director Rajiv Shah arriving in Haiti.
It’s good that both Clintons, Rajiv Shah, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Brazil’s Lula, Cuba and its many doctors, Venezuela, the French, and many other leaders, nations, and NGOs are focused on providing as much quick assistance to Haiti as possible.
But the real trick is gong to be keeping a focus on support of Haiti reconstruction once the bright lights of CNN and the BBC are gone. That’s when we’ll be able to measure the effectiveness of Presidents Bush and Clinton — as well as the sincerity of our collective actions now.
— Steve Clemons