Sunday, January 17, 2010

U.S. takes control of Haiti

Informed U.S. State Department sources tell WND that Washington has taken de-facto control of earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

"USAID has now taken control [of Haiti]," said one source. "We [the U.S.] are the only ones who can get things done."

Vice President Joe Biden told reporters at Homestead Air Force Base, Fla., where relief efforts are underway, that Haiti is a nation "that has totally collapsed."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the first White House cabinet member to arrive on the scene. She made a brief tour
of the Port au Prince region on Saturday.

U.N. relief efforts, however, have been criticized as "disorganized" and "haphazard" by U.S. sources.