"-'s mother is there day and night helping. I thought you were their friend. Why aren't you doing the same?"And that's exactly what happened.
"Now everyone's fighting for the privilege of helping. Pretty soon the novelty wear off, and most everyone will be gone. I was their friend before and I'll be their friend afterwards."
Now, Haiti is the country in need. Everyone's trying to help, but Haiti has some very serious problems which predate the earthquake by more than decades.
International newscasts are already hinting at local dissatisfaction at American military presence in Haiti. They don't want Americans policing them.
In Judaism there's a concept that means that you should look for the good intentions. The American People and the American Government probably have the best of intentions in sending the military to keep order, but the Haitians aren't comforted by the sight of American soldiers on their streets.
When the post-earthquake dust settles, one of the poorest countries in the world will find itself in even worse shape. How will things right themselves? Do they have any real allies, friends?