Patrick Cockburn's attack on George Bush and the US (Irish Independent, January 16) was truly disgusting.
Mr Cockburn criticises George Bush for his handling of a category four hurricane striking a metropolitan area. You would have to wonder how Mr Cockburn feels about Environment Minister John Gormley's performance during a two-inch dusting of snow.
If America is to be faulted it is for being too generous and gracious to an ungrateful world.
Perhaps Mr Cockburn should use his position as a journalist to look into the Irish penchant for using acts of charity as a platform for finger waving, lecturing and the assumption of higher moral ground.
Having lived amongst a Haitian community in New York for nine years I can attest that the people of Haiti desire economic independence, not the false dawn of endless patronising and self-serving sanctimony.