Was very impressed with his speach and with WJC introduction.
Thank you for the link, onyx! Now I can send it to everyone. This was a great speech—very Presidential! I thought it was just terrific. Couldn’t drag my husband away from reading yesterday’s news in today’s paper but he will watch it here.
thanks for providing the actual link, which w4women left out
I think for any President trying to say something about what good any kind of American foreign aid can do, Romney scored higher on some truths about it than anyone since Reagan
that said, my own belief is that he may be more hopeful and confident about what American foreign aid can achieve than is actually possible
the fact is that among the nations that were considered “3rd world” or “undeveloped” in the 1960s, those who were among the least per-capita recipients of foreign aid are among those whose economies have risen the most and those who were among the largest per-capita recipients of foreign aid have had the smallest levels of economic growth
in other words, foreign aid was not the most essential factor in moving 3rd world and undeveloped nations from poverty to economic growth
I think the biggest truth is that our example alone is enough and that doesn’t cost a dime
Thanks for the ping, onyx!
That was a very good speech and no teleprompter from what I could see.