The German government has offered help to the US. The German Red Cross and CARE Germany are collecting donations. Merck has pledged 2 million Euros in food and medical supplies. Germany doesn't stand alone. More than 20 countries, among them France, China and Russia, plus the NATO and the UN have offered help. They could supply doctors, boats, airplanes, tents, blankets and generators. Food. Water. Expertise. George Bush said thank you but no, thank you. The US are capable of dealing with this by themselves. What the hey? The need is very plain for all to see. The people are dying on the streets. Babies are dying in the Superdome. I'm sure the people don't really care which country the food comes from when it drops out of the sky. It's not dishonorable for the US government to accept help from its friends because that's what friends are for. So what if you had a spat before and disagree on certain issues. So what if you were drifting apart a bit. Big deal. It's obvious that help is needed, so help should be accepted. Think of your people first, George, and of your petty grudges later.