Haiti needs so much right now. They need doctors, they have a dire need of heavy equipment. As so many public officials have said, they need our money. It is the best way to help, I'm convinced. This is not fair. Nothing about this tragedy is fair. No one in Haiti deserved this. We have to hope that this relief effort—when it becomes all about recovery—will also focus on reconstruction. While we cannot return a dead child to the hands of her mother, the world community has the chance to leave behind a better country. There IS no Haiti right now, as we have come to know it. I saw four police officers in three days, and one uniformed Haitian soldier. We are now Haiti—not just we Americans, but those of us in all the countries in the region, and all the countries that have responded so quickly and generously. We cannot reverse what has happened there, but we can try to restore a country.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Brian Williams on Haiti: We can try to restore a country
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who received his start at KOAM, reports on the grim situation in Haiti on his Daily Nightly blog: