To me, one of the most horrible features of the disaster in Haiti was the frequent complaint of doctors and nurses that they did not have anesthetic, even while conducting amputations! The awful scenes of the Napoleonic wars repeated themselves in the 21st century. It tore my heart to see, on broadcasts from Haiti, girls and boys waiting to have their limbs cut off, with nothing to end their pain.
Why did this happen? Aren’t painkilling drugs easier to transport than food and tents?
This is just a speculation, but I wonder if our government’s insane drug regulations are responsible for the hideous affront to humanity that resulted from the short supply of painkilling medicine. I also wonder whether there will be a serious investigation into this monstrosity.