We should definitely focus on our own problems first. When I say that I mean all of our problems, I am from the USA, and I believe that we should stop trying to police the entire world…exactly who made that our responsibility. We do a poor job of policing things at home, how are we ever going to succeed on another continent. For example, our borders are not secure, how then are we supposed to secure the borders of IRAQ from terrorist entering and leaving, trafficking weapons, etc…we can’t even stop the flow of drugs from south and central America into our own country.
We should not be sending public funds to help out poor countries unless we caused them to be poor, we have serious economical problems right now. HowEVER, if individuals wish to send money to help other countries develop infrastructure, education, or medical practices…well in the name of freedom do what you please with your personal funds.
To take it one step further…there is such a thing as the world bank…and the U.N. two organizations that should be doing more concerning the topics I brought up.