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Why aren’t we hearing or seeing any aid for Japan?

I know they are a first world country, but since the 1950′s Japan has been a country that has been four-square behind American foreign policy efforts.  It is a democratic country, and perhaps our staunchest in the region, aside from Australia.  Yet, I hear of nothing that we are doing.  We are standing by.  When the tsunami hit Indonesia, we had former presidents leading a relief effort.  Why not for Japan?  I think our character as a nation is not just when we help the poorest nations with disasters but also those who have been close allies.

Why doesn’t President Obama spend a little more time on helping a strategic ally instead of filling out his NCAA bracket?  Just a thought.

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