The United States should strike a balance in its response to the Haiti tragedy, which Helene Cooper and Mark Landler said is an opportunity for the country to "do this in a new way." Cooper and Landler, both of the
, noted that U.S. interest in Haiti in the past has waxed and waned. They also noted how the U.S. is currently dealing with Afghanistan and Pakistan halfway across the globe. The two said even administration officials recognize that President Barack Obama must seek a balance between running the show in the earthquake-devastated country and doing too little to make an impact.