Roger L. Simon

Grownups and Children

I wondered reading Belgravia Dispatch’s report of French dyspepsia over American tsunami relief efforts whether citizens of that country have the skeptical outlook many of us now do while perusing our morning papers. It would seem anyone with even average psychological insight would be embarrassed by the obvious envy hardly buried beneath the surface of the snide attacks on the US Military in Le Monde and elsewhere. It couldn’t be more evident that that same military is the only organization in the world remotely prepared to deal with a disaster of this magnitude with any alacrity.

Nevertheless, even some on our shores seem to bemoan this ability. Maybe they’re just dreaming of a “better world.”