I have nothing to say about the earthquake in Haiti, because what can one say that is meaningful? I will say that President Obama's response has struck me as reflecting very well upon the quality of his leadership.
I do recall one scene from the 2004 tsunami in the Pacific. It was aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier and sailors were frantically loading water bladders onto helicopters, working as feverishly as if it was their own lives that depended on it. Watching my Navy saving lives made me proud of my country, and proud to be a Navy veteran. Whatever else this nation may or may not do, we always show up whenever needs like this arise.