What am I missing here? I didn't read the entire article word for word, but I derived from this plan that Dubya is trying to stick to his 'compassionate conservative' format by floating a possible 'trial balloon' to the Congress on aid to these poor countries - keyword being "POOR".
What has the Rat Party accomplished in the way of aid to poor countries? I know they talk a lot about it, but do they (have they) actually accomplish it, other than financing dictators for building their palaces while supressing their people? Do the masses ever see the benefit of the funds?
I know we (private sector and government) already give aid 'until it hurts' to countries in need. Maybe this is an added way to play down the 'greed' factor here in America, bring more and more people and countries onboard, win the the 'hate war' we are suffering from by Islamic nations (claimed mostly by the Left), and show to the world that the radicals have no reason to 'hate us'.
Just my take on this. Can't be sure it is valid argument, but then I'm not in Dubya's camp or of his caliber either.