I still have a little link to the Amazon tsunami relief fund on my pages; the Katsushika Hokusai woodcut from 1831. The fund currently stands at $15,751,953, from 190,768 individual donations. Wow. I'm sure there were people from many countries who contributed, but I'm also sure the vast majority of these donations came from U.S. citizens. I think I'll leave it a bit longer...
Gerard Vanderleun ponders Rules? In a Knife Fight? "One gets the impression that the President and his core group would prefer it if Americans and the world began to think of the Iraq stage of the Terrorist War as a kind of Tsunami relief effort with guns." This is always a problem; we fight "fair", some of our opponents do not. But that's the difference between us and them, and why we must win. We just don't want to lose who we are in the process.