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Posted By: GUEST,petr
19-Jan-05 - 12:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Irony of Tsunami Relief
Subject: RE: BS: Irony of Tsunami Relief
Id say the real irony of the tsunami relief is that
(according to the former Canadian Ambassodor to the UN) there's a tsunami happening in Africa every few weeks and the world doesnt care..

The second point is, how much of the money pledged by nations is actually delivered. Iran has only received a portion of the amount pledged after its devastating earthquake..

One of George Bushs first priorities was to organize a private fundraising drive while saying that the people of the US are a generous people.. not quite as generous as Australia which pledged something like $800 million so far (double that of the US).