Obama says US prepared to assist Chile if asked

President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the recent earthquake in Chili outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. Obama called the earthquake "devastating,"and said the U.S. has resources in position to deploy should Chile ask for help. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

February 27, 2010 5:19:36 PM PST
The U.S. "will be there" if Chile asks for rescue and recovery help after a powerful earthquake struck the South American nation, President Barack Obama said Saturday.