OK, so if it is so vigorous, why does it take a day to get a second flight in? And, why in the heck should we have to pay for supplies to patch up people and things that the bear damaged?
You mean you don’t see air quotes around the word humanitarian? I do.
Probably cause we don’t have an C-17 anywhere near there and it takes time to gather, load and fly the supplies in.
Because nobody else will.
I see your point, but I think MNJohnnie said it right - who else is going to do it, plus - I think that’s what allies should do for each other. It reminds me a little of news story a few months back - when someone got ran over during a hit and run, and people just walked by and didn’t do anything. It’s the humane thing to do, it’s just a shame that we tend to carry the load.
What gets me is how the rest of the world tends to overlook the generosity of the US.