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Oyster
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posted 29 March 2003 12:44 AM      Profile for Oyster     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
BBC article.

quote:
The United States Congress has stepped in to find nearly $300m in humanitarian and reconstruction funds for Afghanistan after the Bush administration failed to request any money in the latest budget.
President Bush has even suggested a Marshall plan for the country, and the Afghan leader, Hamid Karzai, will visit Washington later this month. But in its budget proposals for 2003, the White House did not explicitly ask for any money to aid humanitarian and reconstruction costs in the impoverished country.
The US will spend over $16bn in foreign aid this year. The main beneficiaries will be Israel, Jordan and a number of anti-Aids programmes.

Why am I not surprised?


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Moredreads
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posted 29 March 2003 12:55 AM      Profile for Moredreads     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Is it such a sunprise that the Washington ommitted this detail. They always forget to clean up after themselves.
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DrConway
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posted 29 March 2003 03:11 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post

Hypocrites. Stinking hypocrites. They always talk a good game about committing money to a Good Cause (TM), and then they NEVER follow through.

Damnit, I'm still so damn mad I could chew up nails and spit out bullets.


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