You know, as I sit here pondering the huge generosity of the western world, my fellow countrymen and those around the globe as they open their hearts and wallets to the victims of the tsunami in Asia, I gotta wonder...

What exactly have the terrorist groups such as al-qaeda done to help here? For all their preaching about the evils of western society, I think it's at times like this when they should be paying close attention to us.

It wasn't that long ago that the Australian Embassy was bombed in Jakarta, and here we Aussies are less than six months later donating millions of dollars towards relief operations, sending doctors and forensic specialists to the affected areas, including Indonesia.

It just struck me as something to think about.