Sunday, September 25, 2005

BUSH NEEDS DONATIONS TO REBUILD IRAQ

While crusin' through the blogs thismorning that I like to hit, I found something very interesting...if not funny in a sick sorta way...from Skippy The Bush Kangaroo.

Most of you who pay attention to all the crap that the chimp and his morons spew will remember his plea for donations from the American public to help in the rebuilding of his favorite hot-spot, Iraq.

Skippy had a link to the article at The Observer which is part of Guardian Unlimited. I thought I'd put up the article for your reading enjoyment.

Bush plea for cash to rebuild Iraq raises $600

Mark Townsend in Houston
Sunday September 25, 2005
The Observer


An extraordinary appeal to Americans from the Bush administration for money to help pay for the reconstruction of Iraq has raised only $600 (£337), The Observer has learnt. Yet since the appeal was launched earlier this month, donations to rebuild New Orleans have attracted hundreds of millions of dollars.

The public's reluctance to contribute much more than the cost of two iPods to the administration's attempt to offer citizens 'a further stake in building a free and prosperous Iraq' has been seized on by critics as evidence of growing ambivalence over that country.

This coincides with concern over the increasing cost of the war. More than $30 billion has been appropriated for the reconstruction. Initially, America's overseas aid agency, USaid, expected it to cost taxpayers no more than $1.7bn, but it is now asking the public if they want to contribute even more.

It is understood to be the first time that a US government has made an appeal to taxpayers for foreign aid money. Contributors have no way of knowing who will receive their donations or even where they may go, after officials said details had be kept secret for security reasons.

USaid's Heather Layman denied it was disappointed with the meagre sum raised after a fortnight. 'Every little helps,' she said.

In the past 12 months, Americans raised some $250bn for charity, including other foreign causes such as the Asian tsunami victims. Layman said: 'There is no financial goal. People are looking for a way to help rebuild Iraq and this is a way to facilitate that.'

The fundraising comes amid concern that some US projects in Iraq will be scrapped or only partly completed because of rising costs. Some officials fear that money may run out before key projects are completed.

Last week, the number of US troops killed in Iraq rose above 1,900.


Now, I would think, if the Emperor Chimp wanted donations that bad he could raise the funds alot faster and more of them by going to those who have profited from his fiasco in the first place. They're the ones with all the big bucks. They're the ones who wanted this illegal war, so they could make the big bucks.

Hey chimpy, go ask your buddies at Halliburton and all your buddies in the oil industry to cough-up the billions to rebuild Iraq. They profited from your lovely little war, not the American public who have to pay for your war through the taxes we have to pay to cover the tax cuts you gave all the rich bastards. While you're at it, hit-up Dick-head Cheney for some. I'm sure he's gotten plenty of kick-backs from Halliburton for his help in getting them the contract to fuck-over our troops.


2 comments:

karena said...

Big spenders indeed! What was the maximum donation, 20 bucks? And what does this say about the morons and freepers who support him? How much did Bill O'Reilly send? Hah!!!! How much did the recipients of tax breaks donate, 10 bucks?

Grandpa Eddie said...

Karena,

The chimp has been lookin' in all the wrong places for donations for the rebuilding of Iraq after his grand fiasco.