Something banal this way comes.
in the end, the US will donate a great amount of money. where is the aid rom oil rich states like saudi arabia, qatar, etc?
How much would Kerry have spent?(Also, it's donated money).Also, Frank Rich had a great take on this in the NYTimes a couple weeks ago.
I understand that it's all donated money, the blog was just to put dollar amounts in perspective. I know that we are giving more aid now, I was just talking about the *initial* pledge that we gave. Seems a bit stingy. No oil there...
what's also awesome is that the US is slapping a tarrif on shrimp imports from thailand and some other countries. you know, countries that were hurt by the tsunami and don't exactly need a tarrif to screw with their aquaculture, a big part of their economies.
my guess is that 30 mill will go a lot further in banda aceh, than in washington d.c.