Skip to comments.Bush Has Quietly Tripled Aid to Africa
Posted on 12/31/2006 4:19:33 AM PST by shrinkermdEdited on 12/31/2006 5:46:08 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
President Bush's legacy is sure to be defined by his wielding of U.S. military power in Afghanistan and Iraq, but there is another, much softer and less-noticed effort by his administration in foreign affairs: a dramatic increase in U.S. aid to Africa.
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I think he is awesome.
I am glad I voted for him.
I'm glad too.
God bless him.
$9 billion here, $9 billion there....
As conservatives, we shouldn't lack compassion for the plight of others. We can carefully and intelligently give foreign aid. Uncaring people give conservatives a bad name. The president has clearly shown that he has a heart. One day the world will come to acknowledge this.
...knowing that the new majority in congress will not recognize or laud the action despite their liberalness.
...knowing that the money will be wasted on an African elite long before a nickle gets to the masses.
...knowing that he will still be rated as 'worse than Saddam' by the majority of Africans.
...knowing that the next UN 'study' on any related subject will denounce the US for not sharing its wealth.
Great investment George but at least it didn't go to mexico.
PS: I KNOW I've read this same article before this posting. (?)
Buying friends is not a good idea until they get here.
And the funny thing is Bush will still get blamed for one thing or another anyway.
If this administration was smart, they would start allying with Ethiopia for PR purposes. I'm not saying that the country should be treated like Great Britain, but we have more in common with them than we do typical third world places.
And we still haven't found what we're looking for.
Money wasted. I wonder in whose pockets most of it goes. Bush spends our money like a Democrat. This and other spending, along with amnesty for foreign criminals and support of CFR, speaks for itself.
The AIDs money is a bribe so that African countries will allow Direct Foreign Investment and so that their economies can be regionalized into the trading blocs the soviets, er internationalists are slavering for.
See the Doha round negotitations for details.
The narrow minded types who want their $30 back haven't got a clue.
Good for President Bush. As an evangelical, I am very pleased.
Sadly his good efforts will not be applauded by the liberal blacks or by the extreme conservatives.
He did the right thing but with no hope of any kind of payback. Now there is someone with character!
I'm with you on this. All foreign aid should be stopped and that money returned to US, the taxpayers.
We should not be forced into paying for other people's and country's lack of self-sustaining capabilities.
You want to feed the Africans, shelter the poor Asians? Then donate to charity and left my money alone!
Why? We can always blame Clinton!
When I see him using his OWN money for this pet project I'd agree.
Spending other people's money on what they think is right is a DEMOCRAT perspective.
As a white conservative I'm tired of paying the world's bills. The infrastructure of this country is in need. Our seniors in this country are in dire need of help. Our military is in need of this money. In this country alone in the last three decades we have given three trillion dollars and what has it got us, nothing. The same goes for Africa. Africa is a bottomless pit that can never be fixed, and if it can, why can't the people there fix it. This conservative remembers back to 35 years ago when I got out of the United States Air Force and applied for government jobs and was told to step aside for less qualified minorities. My coffers and my compassion have run empty for minorities.
It's a lovely cause. For charity. Not tax dollars.
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