The illegal military junta ruling Burma is finally allowing the UN to fly helicopters with relief supplies to the most remote and hardest hit areas of the nation.
The cyclone that caused so much devastation and death struck Burma more than two weeks ago. While the UN and International Red Cross were permitted in, they weren't allowed to venture into the interior where their services are so needed.
The government's refusal to let aid in until now is nothing short of criminal. Yet, the first order of business is to work with the junta to get help to the people. Talk of recrimination can wait until later.