Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Tsunami Help

Instapundit has some links to places you can go to contribute. It's well worth your effort to do whatever you can; the loss of life, devestation of lives and potential for an even greater catastrophe merit efforts on all our parts to help those in need. If you can't send money, please send your prayers.

One final word to the U.N. and the folks criticizing our government's response: Up yours. Everyone in the world could be doing more to help. Wasting time questioning whether people are contributing enough funds is ridiculous, but it's about par for the course for knee-jerk anti-Americanism. It's also asinine and advances a political agenda instead of trying to help those in need. 100,000 people may be dead, and at least that many are displaced. As Geraghty points out, Americans come through for charity in a way that helps affirm one's belief in the fundamental decency of this country. Even the normally lucid Washington Post seems to think we're being stingy. In the end, private aid and government aid will both be crucial to helping the people and regions that are effected, but complaining about donation levels when there are people to help is appalling.


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