Where is the rest of the world?
When earthquakes level large portions of Mexico City, which country is the first to respond with money, people and equipment to aid in the recovery and rebuilding effort? When tsunami's struck Asia, who had an aircraft carrier there within 72 hours in order to get food, shelter and potable water to the hardest hit areas? Who later pledged over $950 million in long term aid to the countries hit by the tsunami? When droughts hit Africa, causing massive crop failures on the continent, which country is the first to pony up money and food for the afflicted? Is it France? Germany? Iran? Saudi Arabia????? NO!!!! It is the USA, that horrible country that is (according to the leftists) the cause of ALL that is wrong in this world! And yet, when the US is hit with their own "storm of the century" do any of these countries (who think that they are soooo much better than we are) pony up a single pfennig or franc? Heck no, they couldn't be bothered.....
Well guess what guys, we don't need your help. We will take care of our own, this time as we have always done. And when disasters hit your respective countries, we will cough up the money again, because that is who we are. We are a country of people who genuinely care for others and when the need is really and truly there (such as tsunami relief) we will open our hearts and pocketbooks as we always have in the past.
Having said that, I certainly hope that I never hear (out of Turtle Bay or Paris or Berlin) that the US is too "stingy" in their aid relief. Because, Mr. Annan, Herr Schroeder and Monsieur Chirac, until you follow Hugo Chavez' lead, you have no moral authority to stand on. Yeah, President Chavez might have stolen his election, but he is the only foreign leader to date to offer the citizens of Louisana, Alabama and Mississippi - people whose loss was no less tramatic than the losses of the people Sri Lanka and the rest of southeast Asia. Shame on the UN, shame on Europe and shame on anyone else who dares to think only about themselves when others are suffering as the people of Louisana, Mississippi and Alabama are.