Wednesday, January 12, 2005

"Thank You" from Indonesia

In the wake of the recent tsunami disaster, several of the world's military forces have been rushed into service to help bring aid to victims. Military manpower and equipment is needed to reach remote areas, to airlift supplies, etc. To date, the United States, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore have sent military personnel to Indonesia, where more than 100,000 people lost their lives and tens of thousands more citizens are homeless.

Apparently, the presence of military personnel is not necessarily welcomed in Indonesia. Said Indonesian Vice President Yusuf Kalla about the tenure of military relief personnel, "Three months are enough. In fact, the sooner the better."

Sorry our troops are such a menace, Yusuf. By the way, you're welcome.

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