Bush Wants To Double Aid To Africa

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  1. Annie
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    of course along with amnesty he seems to think those will be his big 'legacies'. Yes, this is 2 years old, doesn't change the point though:

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,363663,00.html

     
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    and bush annoys me. :eusa_doh:
     
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    At some level, this is Bush paying an IOU to Tony Blair. African aid is a very important issue for Blair; especially since the 2005 G8 Gleneagles Summit. Bush stiffed Blair on a binding CO2 target for 2050, but he is coming through somewhat on Africa. During last week's PM Questions, Blair noted the US increase in African aid. Brown sat behind Blair during the questions. It is amazing to me that the British people, and the Labor Party in particular, prefer Brown over Blair.
     
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    Great article. It's the same thing with domestic welfare though. It's not even really the dollar amount that I care about all that much, (there are certainly bigger boondoggles in dollar amounts) it's what the money buys--negative results. But no one believes you when you say this, you're either a racist or a scrooge or both.
     
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    damn you're quick on the draw, i edited it like 5 seconds later

    i'm tired and going to bed now :p
     
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    No problem, sometimes I do respond quick. Sorry.
     
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    What if Bush and Blair cared about Americans and English?

    They don't, because they score no "PC" points for that.

    So they'll pump your money to black Africans and hope Bono comes for a private concern. How fucking pathetic. The billions and trillions sent to Africa do no good because Africans have IQ's in the 70's. You could build every African a modern mansion, and come back a year later to find them trying to crack open nuts with the laptop they found in the library.
     
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    I'm just more than a bit tired of giving handouts to an ungrateful world that does nothing but point fingers at us, usually with a lie on their lips.

    We've got some issues here at home that are in dire need of addressing, and even if we didn't, then I'm QUITE sure we could throw the extra money against the deficit, if nothing else.
     

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