The tsunamis are a terrible tragedy. However, one biproduct of them that might be positive is to take the spotlight off of 9/11. Here's what I mean: 9/11 brought America and (most of) the world together in an amazing way. The unity we experienced felt so good. It was hard to watch Bush squandor it in favor of furthering his his own agenda and use 9/11 to help us remember the fear of that day, also for his own gain. I feel that because of the scope of the tragedy in Asia and the fact that there's no one to blame for it, the unity it has created is purer and will hopefully be longer lasting. I hope Bush will think twice before "wrapping himself" in 9/11 because of it's now relatively small scale and the fact that it's further in the past. Sidenote: When the U.S. up'd it's aid contribution to $350 million Colin Powell made a point of noting how generous America is. That he felt a need to say such a tacky thing really speaks volumes about the administration and the extent to which our image has been tarnished around the world.