Okay, I’ve been reading on a number of bulletin boards and blogs from Americans complaining about how they send relief to help other countries, but no countries are returning the favour with the hurricane situation, or are not reacting fast enough.
I can’t help but wonder, how much better would the situation be if you had, say, another million troops in country – rather than running around in a desert somewhere?
How about, wouldn’t there be more money for relief if you weren’t spending a billion dollars every year on the occupation of another sovereign state?
Look, I never asked the US to act like super-heroes of the world – and I certainly appreciate that their hearts may be in the right place. The problem is that all of that self-righteousness that the US has put on international display recently is coming home to roost. You actually expect help from France or Germany? Are you kidding me? The kicker is that many of these countries are in fact preparing relief efforts (Canada is preparing huge amounts of help).
Like all things American, this is fast becoming a ‘we could do this so much better than you’ situation. The only problem this time is that the US can’t very well step in and show us all how it should be done this time. Oh my lord, give me a break.
I love our neighbours to the south. We are intricately linked in so many ways. I’m embarrassed for these people shooting off their mouths, and I think they’re trying to pick a fight when there’s work to be done.