900 million to gaza.....

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    U.S. plans "substantial" pledge at Gaza meeting

    ya this is a good way to help our economy............

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States plans to offer more than $900 million to help rebuild Gaza after Israel's invasion and to strengthen the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, U.S. officials said on Monday.

    The money, which needs U.S. congressional approval, will be distributed through U.N. and other bodies and not via the militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza, said one official.

    "This money is for Gaza and to help strengthen the Palestinian Authority. It is not going to go to Hamas," said the official, who asked not to be named as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton planned to announce the funding at a donors' conference in Egypt next week.
     
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    fucking absurd
     
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    All this foreign aid needs to stop, we can't afford it.
     
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    HA!


    Millions of fucking dollars get shoveled to israel but it's THIS money that breaks the camels back!


    that is nothing short of tucking awesome, guys. For real. NOT TO MENTION that i'm willing to bet that all three of you motherfuckers were riding tall on the iraq war bandwagon... which, essentially makes a punchline out of your thread input thus far.
     
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    No. We need to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan, and stop all economic and military aid to Israel as well.
     
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    Is it ironic that the weapons that caused most of the damage were paid for by American tax payers? Just like the clean up?
     
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    can't stop economic and military aid to Israel (nor should we). We have treaty agreements with Israel and Egypt as part of their peace treaty in order to maintain parity.

    Perhaps better to stop money to Saudi Arabia so they will stop funding terrorists?

    Get out of Iraq... that will save a huge amount of money. But it has to be done right. As for Afghanistan, I'm ok with temporary icreases because the generals want it, but I think we need to hear what the objectives are, too.
     
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    War is profitable business.
     
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    Ha! Keep that a secret, Anguille!
     
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    I guess thats easy to say NOW instead of 2003.
     

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