The U.S. military has officially taken over control of Haiti as troops have landed at the ruins of the presidential palace and main hospital. Despite reports that some Haitians aren’t appreciative of this (I guess I understand to an extent), the only hope Haiti really has right now are those American troops.
Think about it for a second if you already haven’t: A country fighting a wicked enemy in the Middle East for most of a decade. Troops stationed all around the world. Our economy the lowest it’s been in 30 years. And we still find a way to be the flicker of hope and stability in a ravaged country. Not only that, but we’re opening our own doors for Haitian orphans.
Some would say to this: so what? America is big enough to do it. America has a duty. Yes we are and yes we do. But just because you CAN do something doesn’t always mean you WILL do something. There must be a WILL, and that’s something the United States of America has always had. I for one will never take our country’s unending generosity for granted. Neither should you.