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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti

It's been a little more than a year since my last post and so many life events have taken place in that time. Nothing in that year could even possibly compare to what the people in Haiti are living through right now.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said that "tens of thousands, we fear, are dead" and said United States and the world must do everything possible to help Haiti surmount its "cycle of hope and despair."

President Barack Obama said "one of the largest relief efforts in our recent history" is moving toward Haiti, with thousands of troops and a broad array of civilian rescue workers deployed to aid the stricken country — backed by more than $100 million in relief funds.

To the Haitians, Obama promised: "You will not be forsaken."

In the midst of tremendous tragedy, we see help emerge. It matters not what your politics are at this time for this is the time that people must help people. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Haitians.