The U.S. needs to organize an immediate humanitarian airlift of patients from Iraqi hospitals. We should solicit the cooperation of Arab countries such as Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to accept critical patients from Iraq.
The world views the looting of hospitals in Iraq as our fault. Iraqi hospitals lost instruments, medicines and medical equipment. They are no longer able to provide adequate care for childbirth, patients whose wounds require surgery and other critical cases. We've provided humanitarian airlifts during previous wars -- for example, "Operation Baby Lift" in Vietnam.