There are so very many reasons why Burma/Myanmar's military dictatorship are a bunch of idiots. Brutally oppressing one's citizens while overseeing a totally inept and corrupt government is usually a sure-fire ticket to the idiot hall of fame. But this cyclone business is something else altogether. Burma is still refusing to allow a US military airlift to deliver supplies and aid workers to regions devastated by Cyclone Nargis. Some reports state that as many as 100,000 people have already died, and if the survivors don't receive food and water soon, many thousands more will perish. And yet, the Generals who run the show are too worried about their own tenuous grip on power to allow outside help. Because, you know, being the ruler of a graveyard is better than being the ruler of nothing at all.