<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Cowboy Bush whips out big gun

Monday, January 03, 2005

Cowboy Bush whips out big gun

In response to being called "stingy" by UN emergency aid coordinator Jan Egeland, and in reaction to the news that several smaller, poorer countries had pledged more, Bush is now pledging $350 million in aid to tsunami-stricken Asia—a tenfold increase over his commitment of a few days ago. That makes the U.S. number one in aid pledged. About freaking time! We don't want to be number two...or three...or four...

Where will the money come from? "Existing accounts," says White House spokesman Trent Duffy. The same mysterious place all government money suddenly materializes from—especially when the heat is turned up.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/01/international/worldspecial4/
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