Being the Savior Nation
Front-page headline in the Sunday Providence Journal: “U.S. slow to react to food crisis.” Page A13 detail (emphasis added):
But administration officials and legislative aides acknowledge that they have only recently begun to focus on the severity of the problem, and humanitarian groups fear that assistance from the United States, which already supplies about half of the world’s total food aid, may come too late to provide much benefit in the near term.
It seems that we only find out about our positive international involvement deep in an accusatory context. (Although, of course, how and by whose authority we offer such aid is a whole ‘nother topic.)