Our good ole' friend Fidel Castro offered aid:
At a nightly roundtable program on state-run television Friday, the Cuban leader said his nation was ready to send 1,100 doctors and 26 tons of medicine and equipment.
"Others have sent money; we are offering to save lives," he said.
Castro -- an enemy of U.S. President George W. Bush and frequent subject of condemnation from the White House -- said he would not comment on the U.S. government's response to the tragedy because "this is not the time to kick an adversary -- while he's down."
Castro said the doctors he was offering have international experience.
The United States has no diplomatic relations with Cuba. It remained unclear whether the White House would take Castro up on his offer.
Well, last year when a hurricane was pounding Cuba, Castro evacuated about1.5 million people away from the coast. As a result there were zero casualties from the storm. Apparently the old man has some experience in sucn matters....
Know what? He's been stuck in the same job for decades. Dontcha think he's bored? Perhaps he is ready for a little career move late in his life? Something new and exciting and reinvigorating. When was the last time he actually had to RUN for office - half a century ago? I think he should run for Governorship of Louisiana...or even better - Florida. If he won, there would be no more fear that the Government would be too incompetent to prepare for and respond to disasters!