As the numbers of heat deaths climb, a final figure of close to 20,000 is being seen as not unrealistic – in other words, a humanitarian disaster.
Meanwhile, the death toll in Guantanamo Bay, which the French are in the habit of condemning with dainty disgust as barbaric, sweltering, fetid and inhuman, remains remarkably stable: None.
Thursday, August 28, 2003
Here's another article amazed at how a modern country like France, was totally unready to take care of its elderly during the heat wave. Apparently, many nursing homes not only don't have air conditioners, they don't have ice machines. Catch this ending.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 6:40 AM