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July 21st, 2011
11:12 AM ET
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  1. Philip Hughes

    There is no need to neogtiate with terrorists to distribute food or humanitarian aid. The armed forces of the United States and other countries could easily bring this aid directly to those communities most in need. If we can use helicopters to move large numbers of troops around obstacles and hostile forces, we can use them to skirt terrorist checkpoints or roadblocks. Only a lack of will can account for the refusal to send food directly to those who need it.

    July 21, 2011 at 11:51 am |
  2. Michael Armstrong Sr. Tx.

    Can America afford this how do we jump into the fire without getting burned ourselves .

    July 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  3. Daniel Holt

    Two years, two African countries, two famines and two very different responses. There were more hungry people last year in Niger than Somalia, but we’re hearing exponentially more about Somalia. Why? Simply it’s about terrorists, of course. It is a SAD fact and I'm Horrified that there are people Hungry and famine in 2011. Somali Women Face Rape, Sexual Assault as They Flee from Famine. I don't think were at the point of Military Intervention in a country we have not been asked for Assistance other then food. It is Sad, Niger than Somalia I'm not sure what to say. God bless them that they get the food they need, and these Terrorist don't stop the need for food.

    August 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm |

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