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Not to sound callous, but what is the prevailing American interest in assisting the Bangladeshis?

I guess if I were to respond to my own question I'd reply that simple humanitarianism would demand a response. One could argue that relative to the billions we spend on the American fortress called Homeland Security, a few million to provide temporary shelter and food would go a long way to helping these folks.

Come to think of it, it would be nice if America were once again venerated for the valuation it places on ALL lives.

Granted, I accept that the ultimate aim of U.S. foreign policy ought to be the furtherance of those actions and ideals that look out for our own interests above all others.

But if you look at the numbers, it would appall you to see how much money is spent on an F-15 and its pilot ($10-$20M?) and what that money buys you in terms of relieving suffering in the third world.

Ultimately though, I guess any one people are mainly concerned with their own well-being and perpetuity. A commentary on our selfish human nature, I suppose.

Sorry for the go-nowhere post, just thought I'd share my rambling thoughts with the world, or at least this community.

-who believes most Americans would be enlightened by seeing how the majority of world citizens live
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