Something about this whole thing sounds odd to me.
Granted, this is a tragedy and we should help regardless of who it is.
But I find it curious that the most populated Muslim nation in the world is not afraid of asking for our help now.
By all means, help them, this goes beyond any political or religious differences, but for being the big evil empire that we are, when there is trouble who is the first place everyone looks to? The good ole U.S.A. Sure we are rich, but we are under no obligation to help anyone but ourselves right? I mean, as far as evilness and vileness and hatred and contempt for the rest of the world, if you believe the media, we shouldnt be helping anyone right?
But no, thats not the way it works.
Because this is not the evil empire and we are not an evil nation. We give help to anyone and everyone who needs it and asks for it. A policy we have maintained for many decades now and a policy I am firmly behind. Not only our government, the big bad evil government, but our big bad evil corporations are pledging their assistance as well.
The most ironic thing of all is that in 6 months, when it is no longer headline news, everything goes back to normal and the USA gets to be the big bad evil nation again.