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Baby born in Pakistan relief camp

Reuters also reported a touching article about Pakistani flood victims still awaiting help. That this picture, from Sukkur, and that article, from Charsadda, depict events over 600 miles away from each other is just one more indicator of the scope of this disaster.

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Meanwhile: Journalist Steve Coll has an interesting perspective on the tenuous balance between desperation and opportunity in Pakistan, and what it could mean for the United States, in this New Yorker column.

What do you think of Coll's position on U.S. aid to Pakistan's flood victims?