One, yes it was. Two, who the hell put us in charge of helping every damn country that has problems?! We can't even help ourselves, let alone another country. The fact that our ignorant ass people are willing to continue to support the governments efforts to put itself into EVERYONE else's business is completely ridiculous. And I personally don't giving a flying rats ass if you disagree with me. COMMON SENSE should show you this would be r etarded to continue helping people. Especially because most of them never asked to begin with. Concentrate on us, not them. Otherwise we will be the ones in need of help, and 9 times out of 10, they won't help us back.
In this case, we aren't helping any other countries. We're helping individuals trying to get out of a bad situation. I believe that every nation has a responsibility to preserve the well being of other people of the world, especially those in the UN.
The political aspect of what you're saying, I agree with. We should stick out of foreign government affairs, except in rare cases (genocide, for example), but it isn't really applicable to this situation.