We Bought Band-Aids for the Taliban

Did you donate to the Red Cross after the Haitian earthquake? We sure did. The devastation. The shear suffering of the innocent. How could we not? Plus it was super easy. All you had to do was text 90999 and a $10 Red Cross donation would be added to your cellphone bill. Record amounts were raised in record time. Everybody felt pretty good about it.

Guess who the Red Cross is helping now? The Taliban. The Red Cross is giving medical supplies and basic medical training to the Taliban. How do you feel about your donation now? How do you feel when you find out that the Red Cross did not allocate your donation specifically for Haiti, but pooled it together for future causes? 

So it’s possible we donated money to buy band-aids for the Taliban.

We don’t feel all that great about ourselves any longer.