By Peter Sullivan | The Hill
A trio of House Democrats is calling on President Obama to allow U.S. troops in West Africa to provide direct care to Ebola patients.
The Obama administration has already committed around 4,000 U.S. troops to help fight Ebola in the affected West African countries, but they are performing tasks such as building treatment centers and training local providers, not directly providing care.
Reps. Keith Ellison (Minn.), Karen Bass (Calif.), and Barbara Lee (Calif.) want to change that.
“We write to urge you to consider building on the current response to the Ebola epidemic by allowing military medical and technical personnel to provide direct care to and to come into contact with patients in West Africa,” the representatives wrote in a letter to Obama.
The call comes as the World Health Organization says that there could be as many as 10,000 new Ebola cases every week within two months.
The lawmakers raised concerns that there would not be enough trained staff to care for Ebola patients if the U.S. did not directly intervene.
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So the people that hate America’s nation building think our military should be caregivers and run clinics in Africa. As long as we put no boots on the ground in the Middle East. And yet all they really care about is promoting abortion and global warming around the world.
They also claimed:
“If the U.S. enacts policies like travel bans, which are not effective and discourage volunteer participation, we increase the chance of worsening the epidemic and the chance that new cases arrive in the U.S,” they wrote. “Instead, we should be offering incentives for volunteers and assurances that they will have access to everything they need to be as safe as possible at all times.”
So by banning travel we get more Ebola. But they don’t say how much Ebola we get without a ban. So there is an acceptable amount of Ebola?
Obama had no problem shutting down Tel Aviv airport at a moment’s notice, but to avert spread of a deadly disease? Never. Then he claimed it wasn’t his own ideological decision, but other “experts”. Even in making a decision not to act he can’t take responsibility. He never told us that experts made him shut down Tel Aviv. And reaction didn’t matter.
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