A follow-up to my Fox News posting….

Although Condoleeza Rice said we will accept the aid, Bush’s comments say to me that he just doesn’t get it. “It” being both the gravity of the situation (which he has yet to see except for the fly-over), and the spiritual notion of the humility and grace that comes from accepting the help and gifts of others.

Contrary to any notion that accepting aid equates to an admission of weakness, it would be an acknowledgement of common humanity and a much-needed replacement of paternalism with the egalitarian ideal the US espouses.