The United States military involvement in the relief for the Haiti earthquake disaster has been overwhelmingly impressive. U.S. troops have responded with a prompt and genuine effort to help this desperate time for the country of Haiti.
Lately, however there has been a stirring up of mixed emotions in our country's involvement in the effort. It has been discussed that some worry that the military involvement would place their needs over local needs. Rumors of evacuating refugee's from the national stadium in Port -au-Prince to create space for American troops to land helicopters have spread, for example.
Other criticisms have arose, such as US aircraft that is lacking the proper supplies to aid patients in medical centers. Plane diversions, delays, and fuel shortages were reported to be frequent at Port -au-Prince Airport. Some have even claimed that U.S. troops showed favoring to evacuating American citizens over local victims when rescue teams landed on site.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez criticized American policy citing "The United States government is using a humanitarian tragedy to militarily occupy Haiti."
The steady pondering of what is to come of President Obama's plan to support the country of Haiti is still frequently questioned and remains a topic at large.