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And former President Bill Clinton -- despite -- President Clinton is -- UN special envoy to Haiti.
Nice to talk to Mr.
Thank you Greta thank you for your -- think -- this seven senior program it's good.
President thank you for that and mister president back when you're president you -- very hard and they violent military dictatorship in Haiti.
-- work was cut out for you then now you've got a lot more on your plate what is your plans there.
Well before this happened we were making real progress in Haiti because we had a government committed to.
Building modern future we had hundreds and hundreds of investors this is it going in there and all the Latin American and Caribbean later -- -- neighbors -- actually helping but I have to tell you that.
I've been overwhelmed by the response -- -- week we got terrible problems there that.
The government was crippled with a damage the presidential palace.
Some of the cabinet -- still missing the legislative -- chamber damaged some of them still this thing.
-- the most tragic thing for me personally is that a lot of our UN people were killed and our whole headquarters collapse.
But it in spite of all that they international community is coming on that I did Secretary General argument that a very good job of mobilizing.
The UN resource is President Obama and and they Hillary in the USA -- the people there working hard with the military in America to help and we just got to get through this next.
That we can't even think about rebuilding till we get through that rubble to save every life we can.
And it treated -- respectfully and try to preserve them long enough for their good.
There's -- can't it can't get them so they can get -- scenario.
Editor right now what we need more than anything else is.
Not for everybody to go down there unless -- rescue worker -- you got a medical team.
What we really need to the next week or ten days is for several things we need food water shelter -- first stage supplies.
We got we got to doctors at the airport is evident that he would have asked for a so it has the best thing anyone can get out in the next -- two weeks is money even if it just five or ten dollars.
And my UN office.
Has a web site Clinton foundation dot org slash.
Are you can impact on the telephone -- 820222.
If you do that it'll transferred ten bucks.
In every five or ten dollars we're getting like 4000 contributions an hour now coming in and that money we will begin immediately moved.
About basic medical supplies clean water and to.
Try to get the provisions in order so we can't.
Put people up at night and it just take care of them and that care for the -- -- -- until we can put this together but the most important thing now.
Is to -- you show -- picture that we've got to get people out from under this rubble.
And there's bit of the United States is giving helicopters Russia's sending -- to helicopters.
China had a terrible earthquake here at city and a search and rescue team.
Mexico that -- -- all these countries are helping.
But the American people can help just by giving -- what we need down there to keep people alive.
And treat their basic injuries while we're going through this trouble then within about two weeks we can start thinking about.
The long term rebuilding but right now we just gotta save every life we can't we can still.
For a trip for more days we can still -- people alive -- this -- But we gotta be able to care for -- want people out.
President -- -- heartbreak looking at these pictures missing with these people haven't -- of course the loss of life that we're going to learn more and more about every single day.
But this country has been so poor for so long -- the structures are poorly constructed which contributes to some -- -- -- the increase the destruction here.
Why has this country been so -- what has been the problem there.
Well 200 years ago -- -- was the richest.
Place in the Caribbean.
When it when it became a free.
Black country the first successful slave revolt.
There were first place spent years waiting for the -- to -- against second.
There -- are people in America that didn't want to recognize them because they felt threatened they felt slavery threat that America.
And deadliest in at this that they got from outside began to be repeated.
In fact by the Haitian leaders themselves and over time.
Between inside and outside abuse and neglect.
The country just never recovered its footing but I will -- this they've been.
Making steps toward democracy for nearly twenty years now democracy better erupted twice been restored to watch what I was president and then again -- the restoration of president Preval who is about finish his term all gonna have a genuine democratic transfer of power when his election.
-- period of services up.
But Dave the important thing for the American people -- though is that.
I've been going out there since December of 1975.
When Hillary Africa -- -- -- there.
And in my lifetime of this is that the best chance stations have ever had to build a modern successful state we we had -- investment conference -- 600 people came from Latin America the Caribbean the US Canada Europe and Asia.
A strong government they're committed in my I think the country.
We just got to get through this we have we have got to save as many lives as possible and -- this crisis.
After a terrible body blow to the government and a terrible body blow -- the United Nations I cannot thank.
President Obama and the American government enough for what they're doing it all these other people around the world the Secretary General -- -- -- -- a good job but I'm telling you.
All this abuse neglect.
And self destructiveness.
And -- all this.
It was we were poised to wipe it away before this and what we have to do now is to get it there and prove that we can.
Work with them and confidently say there's many lives as possible reconstitute the UN operation.
Which I think will be able to do.
It nonetheless it was there before that current head of the Univision.
Is now deputy Secretary General you and he's going down to take over again.
While we try to dig our own the wounded and dead dead out of the UN headquarters there.
And then there's.
We're we're gonna go back to try to escape history I'm telling you that that you -- eighty member of the patient diets broad they do well in America they do well -- Canada they do well in France.
As and they believe we can.
Bring the country back that's what makes this so sad.
But it also means that we we gotta save as many lives as possible so we can get back to the business of rebuilding the country.
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To try to help to this Mr.
President thank you very much and good luck because.
It's clear I got a lot more work on your plate -- this one thank you sir.
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