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Bush Offers Quake Assistance to Iran
Yahoo! News ^ | March 31, 2006 | George Gedda

Posted on 03/31/2006 1:51:45 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

WASHINGTON - Setting aside political differences, the United States offered Iran temporary shelter to house up to 100,000 earthquake victims, the State Department said Friday.

The offer came after President Bush said in Cancun, Mexico, that the administration was willing to send assistance despite the differences with Iran's Islamic government on its nuclear program and other issues.

Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns telephoned Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said.

In addition to shelter, the offer includes blankets, plastic sheeting, hygienic goods and water units, Ereli said. As part of the package, $150,000 in cash assistance would be sent, to be distributed through private voluntary groups, Ereli said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: earthquake; humanitarianrelief; iran; iranquake

1 posted on 03/31/2006 1:51:46 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Waste of time.


2 posted on 03/31/2006 1:52:14 PM PST by GSlob
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He's so generous with my money, I can't stand it!


3 posted on 03/31/2006 1:52:48 PM PST by thoughtomator (Since all politicians understand is money, I donate ONLY to those who oppose illegal immigration)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Maybe they will consider trading their uranium enrichment program for food, shelter and clothing?


4 posted on 03/31/2006 1:53:01 PM PST by TommyDale
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Are we already rebuilding our ingrate enemies before taking their WMDs down?


5 posted on 03/31/2006 1:53:18 PM PST by samcgwire (samcgwire was not here today)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
This guy just cannot stop pissing away our money!
6 posted on 03/31/2006 1:54:17 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government "job" attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We'll house them in hotels in San Antonio.


8 posted on 03/31/2006 1:54:46 PM PST by My2Cents ("The essence of American journalism is vulgarity divested of truth." -- Winston Churchill)
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To: samcgwire

Maybe our disagreement is with the religious retards running the country and not the average citizen.


9 posted on 03/31/2006 1:55:18 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

I think we all just need to wait for Allah to do the job.


10 posted on 03/31/2006 1:55:19 PM PST by The Republic is Lost
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

President Pollyanna is never gonna learn !


11 posted on 03/31/2006 1:55:23 PM PST by SENTINEL (USMC GWI (MY GOD IS GOD, ROCKCHUCKER !!))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Great. Don't worry about the national debt guys, let's give money to Iran!


12 posted on 03/31/2006 1:55:29 PM PST by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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dumb ass


13 posted on 03/31/2006 1:56:05 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (We're living in the Dark Ages.)
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To: Dog Gone

I agree, however, it's silly to rebuild nations on the target list when their own citizens won't defang their mad mullahs, IMO. I see both sides, just find it strange.


14 posted on 03/31/2006 1:56:26 PM PST by samcgwire (samcgwire was not here today)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We own Iran. They know it.


15 posted on 03/31/2006 1:56:35 PM PST by RightWhale (Nothing can evolve which has not been involved)
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To: Hank Rearden
This guy just cannot stop pissing away our money!

The Republican Jimmy Carter.....

Jimmy only gave away the Panama Canal and was snookered by Castro.

Bush is giving away the country with his eyes open.

I think Bush is starting to believe what the Democrats say about him!!

16 posted on 03/31/2006 1:57:41 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Toon Town, Iran...........where reality is the real fantasy.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The United States offered Iran temporary shelter to house up to 100,000 earthquake victims.

Bring your WMD's with you.
17 posted on 03/31/2006 1:58:31 PM PST by Ca.Native.Southern.Soul (Longing for the Bible Belt)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why dosent just bring the survivors over here to do jobs the Mexicans wont do.

I voted for this RINO 3 times, something I am not proud of anymore.


18 posted on 03/31/2006 1:58:31 PM PST by 76834 (There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Come on Mr. President cut us a break!!! Just like the Dims, the Iranian government hates us! Save our money and don't waste your breath!


19 posted on 03/31/2006 2:00:24 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (New Jersey gets the corrupt government it deserves!)
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To: Hank Rearden

Thousands of people lost their homes.


20 posted on 03/31/2006 2:02:46 PM PST by conserv13
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yeah, be nice to them. Maybe they will like us then. When will we ever learn.


21 posted on 03/31/2006 2:04:07 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: conserv13
Thousands of people lost their homes.

So? Let 'em go get some Moo money from the other terrorist countries.

It's time for Allah to die.

22 posted on 03/31/2006 2:04:20 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government "job" attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Send them our illegal aliens to rebuild their country. Two bird with one stone...
23 posted on 03/31/2006 2:04:41 PM PST by Normal4me
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To: conserv13
Thousands of people lost their homes.

Can't even house our own refuges from the hurricanes.......

how long will those trailer-homes sit idle?

24 posted on 03/31/2006 2:06:18 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Toon Town, Iran...........where reality is the real fantasy.)
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To: conserv13
Thousands of people lost their homes

So what. If there own gov't was less concerned about building weapons that they can use to destroy us, maybe they could take care of them.

25 posted on 03/31/2006 2:09:08 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Hank Rearden

Mr. President, Give me a break. We THOUGHT we elected a Republican in the mold of Reagan. Obviously not. Thanks for nothing.


26 posted on 03/31/2006 2:09:19 PM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The attitude of the priest and the Levite are well represented on this thread.

Luke 10:25-37

27 posted on 03/31/2006 2:10:29 PM PST by AHerald ("Truth is the only ground suitable for man to stand upon" - Pope Benedict XVI)
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To: thoughtomator

I'm setting here thinking the exact same thing.


28 posted on 03/31/2006 2:11:39 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Democrats: The communist, socialist, and Al Qaeda loving party of America.)
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To: CalvaryJohn
We THOUGHT we elected a Republican in the mold of Reagan.

You did?

You'd have to be as dumb as a democRat to think that.

29 posted on 03/31/2006 2:14:10 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government "job" attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: AHerald

The Iranians are going to get us embroiled in a nuclear war if they can. Feeling sorry for the average citizen does not mean we spend our resources to support a country that quite clearly has called for our destruction.

Or perhaps we should have sent aid to Germany and Japan during WWII?


30 posted on 03/31/2006 2:17:51 PM PST by bordergal
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To: conserv13

If their government won't rebuild them, why should we?


31 posted on 03/31/2006 2:18:27 PM PST by thoughtomator (Since all politicians understand is money, I donate ONLY to those who oppose illegal immigration)
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To: bordergal

In the case of Japan we did indeed send them scrap iron before the war started.

It came back in the form of bombs.

Amazing how history repeats itself and we never learn.


32 posted on 03/31/2006 2:20:02 PM PST by 76834 (There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.)
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To: 76834
In the case of Japan we did indeed send them scrap iron before the war started. It came back in the form of bombs. Amazing how history repeats itself and we never learn.

Unless the Iranians are planning on recruiting MacGyver to build their weapons, I don't think we're gonna have to worry much about history reapeating itself in the form of bombs made out of blankets, plastic sheeting, hygienic goods and water units.

33 posted on 03/31/2006 2:30:49 PM PST by AHerald ("Truth is the only ground suitable for man to stand upon" - Pope Benedict XVI)
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To: AHerald

Thank you.


34 posted on 03/31/2006 2:41:28 PM PST by conserv13
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To: AHerald

I understand your point but:
Iran is an enemy of ours.
Sending anything to them seems to me to be aiding and comforting our enemy.

No telling how much money Jorge is going to spend on this but betcha it would buy more than a few miles of border fencing.


35 posted on 03/31/2006 2:41:52 PM PST by 76834 (There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.)
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To: 76834
Sending anything to them seems to me to be aiding and comforting our enemy.

The Iranian government is our enemy. The Iranian people are not.

36 posted on 03/31/2006 2:48:57 PM PST by conserv13
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To: conserv13

Point taken.

Iran is a very rich oil rich country.

I wonder how much help they sent us to aid in hurricane recovery?


37 posted on 03/31/2006 2:51:03 PM PST by 76834 (There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I personally will match Osama bin Laden's contribution to the emergency relief of his Muslim brothers. I only have $50, but that's $50 more than I will need.
38 posted on 03/31/2006 2:54:09 PM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: conserv13
The Iranian government is our enemy. The Iranian people are not.

What makes you think the vast majority of the people don't support their gov'r?

39 posted on 03/31/2006 4:05:32 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Dog Gone
"Maybe our disagreement is with the religious retards running the country and not the average citizen."

The aid won't get to the average citizen.

40 posted on 03/31/2006 4:25:12 PM PST by Irene Adler
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