Note this this description of a French TV news broadcast praising the American militarys efficiency in getting aid to survivors of the tsunami, while it castigates the French militarys utterly futile response. Very informative. (via Instapundit). Also note this good column by Mark Steyn on the broader theme of our aid that inevitably leads to the question, "why do we like them?" "Most citizens in the West look at the tsunamis victims and recognise our common humanity." Bruce Sanborn comments on Steyns piece.