Jan Egeland Tells It Like It Is
"It bothers me that we -- the rich nations -- are not becoming more generous the more rich we become."
-- Jan Egeland, Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief for the United Nations
This came after the United States announced its lavishly-appointed aid package for all of South Asia which amounted to around $15 million, which, I think but I'm not sure, is a little like saying we looked under our collective car seats and found a couple nickels to give to the homeless guy at the gas station.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
[UPDATE: "Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday the United States 'will do more' to help the victims of a massive earthquake and tsunamis in Asia and said he regretted a statement by a United Nations official suggesting that it hadn’t helped enough...In an interview on NBC's 'Today' show Tuesday, Powell said that 'clearly, the United States will be a major contributor to this international effort.'" -- from msnbc.com article]