Former President Bill Clinton Arrives in Haiti with Supplies

Former president Bill Clinton on Monday visited the devastated Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, where he visited with hospital patients and helped deliver medicine.

"I wish every American could see this. It's astonishing what the Haitians have been able to accomplish, performing surgeries at night, with lights, with no anesthesia, using vodka to sterilize equipment," said Clinton, who was joined by daughter Chelsea.

UN special envoy Bill Clinton on Monday defended the pace of incoming foreign aid and praised doctors working in shocking conditions as he toured the devastation in Haiti's capital.

"I'll be surprised and disappointed if 48 hours from now we're not feeding and bringing fresh water to dramatically larger amounts of people," Clinton told reporters here.

The former US president was whisked to the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince and given a first-hand look at the ruined city and the misery facing survivors and those treating them after last week's cataclysmic quake.