Treat Them Like Kings

The world should be forgiven for thinking that we Indonesians are an ungrateful lot. After the massive outpouring of sympathy and the generous donations by individuals and governments around the globe in the wake of the tsunami, we seem to be turning our back on them. We, or rather our government, are doing this even as we take their money and ask for yet more aid to help us cope.

The Indonesian government has told foreign military forces on humanitarian missions in Aceh to target March 26 as their departure date, and has limited the movement of foreign...