Corzine’s Knee-Jerk Reaction
Why did Corzine feel compelled to make this dig at our country? Can Corzine point to another country that provided more aid on the ground more rapidly? Can he name one country that provided greeter aid capability or quantity of supplies, food and water to the tsunami victims than the United States? So why the need for the negative comment before he acknowledges the remarkable work by the U.S.?
Senator’s like Corzine try to make a controversy over everything the U.S. does or doesn’t do in an attempt to make themselves look good or to score a point for their party. It's just a kneee-jerk reaction - fault the U.S.
To us, comments like this only make Corzine look like an opportunist, trying to make news. It also leads us to wonder how much the concerned Senator donated to the victims. Oh, we forgot he’s saving his money to buy himself the governor’s office.
See Corzine quotes below and the Star-Ledger article here.
U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine (D-NJ) said yesterday that Indonesia's tsunami-struck Aceh province is so devastated it looks as if it were hit by a nuclear explosion.
"After a fitful start, the United States is developing real credibility for being an effective and solid global citizen in its performance," he said. "It is pretty remarkable to see our military get supplies to places that are completely cut off from the rest of Indonesia.
"We have been first on the ground with deep support and it is much appreciated," he said. "The effort has been entrepreneurial, not bureaucratic, and focused on getting real care to people."