The Basmas credit Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., and his staff with helping them navigate the chaos of the evacuation. Last week, Biden called Alie Basma and put him in touch with the correct people at the State Department to get Mariam registered for evacuation. Also, a Biden staff member called Mariam Basma late Thursday night in Beirut to tell her about a change in the ferry schedule to Cyprus. - Mike Chalmers, The News Journal
I've been giving Joe the business about his quixotic run for the White House - but it is good to know that he still has time for some good old constituents services when it comes to Delawareans trying not to become victims of George Bush's foreign policies.