The US military has logistics capacities beyond any other group on the planet, for starters.
Let’s say they needed a genset, ready-to-go, of the size they need. OK, one of the larger Fairbanks-Morse sets might run 100 metric tons.
Who can haul that around the world in a day? The USAF.
Did we have this stuff last week? Of course we did.
But as you’ve no doubt noticed from the events in the middle east: the world is now getting to see what a post-American world looks like. Now everyone gets to see what happens to the planet when “America sits this one out.” You get developments like France taking the lead on using military force Libya.
Think about that for a second: France is talking about using military force.
We’re still “pondering” whether no-fly zones are a good idea.
People and nations who used to rag on the US for “butting in” to other people’s business should be greatly relieved at how we’re hanging back and doing jack-all on these major international issues, right? That’s what they wanted. That’s why they hated Bush. That’s why they cheered when Obama won.
Elections have consequences, and this is one of them.
“Elections have consequences, and this is one of them.”
Obama is the biggest joke ever played on the American people.
Hey Dave, I have it on pretty good authority that we geared up and had generators leaded etc and were ready to help but the Japanese moved their own in. I also believe that several airports(of any size to the plants) nearest have been destroyed. That means sticking them on a barge and bringing them in. But the Japanese must have solved the power problem if they can pump seawater now.
You’re right. Obama doesn’t have a clue and doesn’t care. These real, crucial world issues, to which the U.S. has always been first responder, just get in the way of the agenda dearest to the liberal heart: gay marriage, First Couple lectures vs. school bullies, dictating the American diet and so forth.
Once those are addressed, it’s time to phone ya buds and shoot some hoops.