EU sort of getting it - not really getting it.
Check this out from Drudge. The European hand-wringers are discovering that Americans and Australians, especially on the private end, are unfailingly loving and generous people. Sort of.
But then there's this fairly obvious statement on a factual level, "what's done on the ground is more important that what nations pledge in their outpouring of compassion." Of course, people who donate expect it to be used for efforts on the ground. So why make such an obvious/dumb statement? To get the gist of where this fool is coming from, check the next line writing it off as "competitive compassion."
So it's not really compassion, it's an effort to outclass other nations. Whereas before we were stingy, now we're in an arrogant race to see just how much buckage we can afford to offload. And the generosity is dismissed because it's not hands-on help on the ground. Nothing is good enough for these tedious worms.
Euro-pettiness has hit a new low. The EU can hold its slimy Euros and its forked tongue. The Americans, Austrialians, Japanese and Indians, among others will handle it.