Thursday, December 30, 2004

Death toll rises, aid stays nearly steady

To clarify, a coalition of countries have joined the US in relief efforts to the countries effected by the weekend's tsunami. It is a sad day when a small country like Australia nearly matches ($8 million less) the total pledged by our war-hungry president. As a country, we are spending nearly $1 billion per day to fight a pre-emptive, planned war (invasion) in Iraq but cannot pony up a few million more so the country looks better in helping areas in dire need of relief. Why is the U.S. so against donating more relief funds? Why, instead, have they decided to spend many times that amount of money to kill foreigners and our own soldiers? Where is the reasoning here?

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