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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

On December 26, 2004, a tsunami devastated large parts of Asia and Africa. On December 31st, the United States pledged $350 million in relief assistance. On February 9, 2005, President Bush asked Congress to increase that amount to a total of $950 million. By February 14th, the U.S. military had delivered over 9.4 million pounds of relief supplies to the affected areas. Current estimates of private U.S. citizens' donations to tsunami victims, according to the USAID website, is over $1 billion.

On August 29, 2005, one of the most devastating hurricanes in U.S. history left untold numbers dead, homeless, or without power, food, and water. When should we expect aid from foreign countries to begin to arrive?

Don’t hold your breath.


Blogger Ken said...

Thank your for you comments in my blog. America always comes to those in need. No matter what the "Blame America First" crowd thinks.

10:58 PM  

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