Turned up to eleven: Fair and Balanced

Monday, December 10, 2001

More evidence that humanitarian aid groups don't know what side they are on. A spokesman from a group in Afganistan complained that the U.N. was bringing in great big bags of wheat for the people of Kabul. He explained that (to paraphrase) this is only a short term solution, not a long term one, and people might stop paying attention to the problem. Excuse me, but isn't it more important that people NOT STARVE than that they pay attention to how important the humanitarian aid workers are? It seems like some of these aid workers have lost their perspective entirely, and devolved into bureaucrats more concerned with their heirarchical position than the work they are supposed to be doing.