Myers . . . Protestants . . . Fiddling . . . Miracle
- KEVIN Myers has succeeded, once again, in proving his adeptness in brandishing a hammer. His article (Irish Independent, February 5) hits the nail squarely on the head in contrasting the responses to the recent earthquakes in China and Haiti by governments and charities.
He quite rightly questions the difference in the world's expectations of the two governments and the survivors.
Why is he the only journalist to ask such pertinent and appropriate questions?
Rathangan, Co Kildare
- ALTHOUGH the alliteration was attractive, your recent headline 'Protestants welcome parade promise' hardly hit a home run in the accuracy stakes. The marchers are unionists and the protesters (Protestants?) are nationalists. Their respective religions are irrelevant.
- I SEE three United Kingdom MPs and a peer are facing criminal charges for fiddling their expenses.
It's a good job we got the British out of here when we did. If their writ still ran in this country we would not be able to jail murderers or those convicted of manslaughter for even five years because the prisons would be overrun with politicians.
Tubbercurry, Co Sligo
- THE Israeli field hospital in Haiti was indeed a miracle, as Dr Daniel Briscoe claims (Letters, February 6). Equally miraculous, however, was the speed with which the Israeli doctors packed their bags and returned to Israel as soon as they had been photographed enough for the purposes of propaganda. To paraphrase Dr Briscoe: to use the crisis and suffering of Haitians as a platform to defend the genocidal Israeli state deserves only contempt.