Tuesday, August 17, 2010

If We Ever Wanted to Do Something to Stop the Spread of Extremism Now is the Time to Act

I was just reading another article about the continued shortfalls in aid to Pakistan.  If basic human decency isn't enough to motivate us the opportunity to give aid in order to reduce the influence and counter the message of extremists should be enough.

What baffles me is that we can spend trillions on killing people and attempting to force them to conform to our expectations but when a situation arrives that gives us an opportunity to prove our good faith we can't muster the will to intervene on a grand scale.

[Edit: The Lede has a list of organizations accepting donations]
[Update: A more complete article is now available.  I really think we are making a major mistake in the US by not intervening much more heavily.  We could make up the entire aid shortfall on our own.  It would be well worth it.  Far more valuable than an equivalent amount of military spending at the very least.]

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