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Hiati's Dead - Can George Bush and Bill Clinton Help the Living?

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as reported by the wall Street Journal, there are no Burials for Haiti's Dead - Within days after Tuesday's 7.0 magnitude earthquake, Haiti's government began picking up dead bodies that litter the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince, which sits about a 40 minute drive from Titanyen. On Saturday, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said the government had already disposed of 20,000 bodies in mass graves. The government is making little attempt to chronicle the victims. After dropping off his load, a driver of one of the dump trucks said there was no attempt to identify the bodies. "We just collect them like this," he said, pointing to the back of his truck. The disposal of the bodies will complicate matters for Haitians seeking news about loved ones. And it may make an exact final tally of the dead more difficult. But government officials say the bodies could spread disease. "Our first concern has to be the living and not the dead," said Gabriel Verret, an economic adviser to the president. "We don't have a hangar with refrigeration with capacity to hold the bodies." Many Haitians backed the government decision. One reason: the stench of decomposing corpses fills many streets in the capital. How can George W. Bush help? How can Bill Clinton help? Let's talk the politics of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and the death of Haiti tonight on the slugfest, "if you can handle the truth."