I've been watching the reports from Haiti, and the search and rescue people doing their job. I watched Israelis, British, Australian, European, South African even Russian red cross/crescent workers from all over the world helping out the people of Haiti. NONE of these workers were armed, and all were working along side the Haitian people, many working with their bare hands to help rescue those trapped and injured.
There were American workers as well, unarmed.
What I also watched was the American military armed to the teeth.
If so many people can manage to help without carrying weapons, it begs the question, why does America need to send in the army and navy fully armed.