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Dives and Lazarus; or, No room at the inn

By Michael J. Smith on Saturday January 30, 2010 09:05 PM


No comment needed,surely:

U.S. halts airlifts of Haiti patients, citing space

MIAMI – The U.S. military has halted flights carrying Haitian earthquake victims to the United States because of an apparent dispute over where seriously injured patients should be taken for treatment.

An American doctor treating victims in Port-au-Prince warned that at least 100 patients needed to get to better hospitals or they could die, while the U.S. government said it was working to expand hospital capacity in both Haiti and in the U.S.

It was unclear exactly what prompted the Wednesday decision by the U.S. military to suspend the flights, or when it would end. Military officials said some states were refusing to take patients, though they wouldn't say which states.

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Such poetry in this turn of events. How will Team Obama put a happy face on this development?

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