Aid Grows Amid Remarks About President's Absence

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    so -- bush is noticeably absent, doesn't believe in offering comforting words, but his administration finds time to bash Clinton for saying something.

    nice leadership. that man is all Klass.
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Hey, back off -- the man's got brush to clear. And that's hard work.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    There've been similar mutterings today about Tony Blair's silence over here as well...
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    If you can't pin the blame on the Axis of Evil, why mention it at all?
     
  5. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    And Bush misses a golden opportunity to show the Muslim world the generosity of the US. In a moment when Bush could have seized the initiative and actually felt someone else's pain, instead he gives the cold shoulder to Muslims.

    And instead of being magnanimous about Clinton's vocal response, they denigrate it and say he's just working the cameras. But that's Bush's job and HE DIDN'T DO IT! So quit whining when someone else goes and does the work you won't do yourself. I know, I know, being president is hard work. It's hard work being sympathetic.
     
  6. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    This taking peoples minds off of terror. Not a good thing for George.
     
  7. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Especially when it's brown people who need help.
     
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    I'm going to hunt that tsunami down and bring it to justice or bring justice to it. You are either with us or against us in the War on Tsunamis. And I tell you this... anyone who harbors a tsunami or feeds a tsunami is just as guilty as the tsunami itself.
     
  10. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Even though this event is as sad as it can get... this is freaking hilarious. :D
    Good ol' Bushie, never realizing the right thing to do. Oh well, how was that with intelligence is inherited?
     
  11. pdham macrumors member

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    Maybe it skips a generation...
     
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Has Bush promised more money yet to the cause? The World Bank is handing over US$250m, and the UK has already boosted it's funding to US$96m. Bush has GOT to have beefed it up from US$35m...hasn't he??

    Something not quite right here, the US should be at the top. You guys are loaded!!
     
  13. skunk macrumors G4

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    No they aren't. They're borrowing it all from Asian banks. Ironic, eh?
     
  14. solvs macrumors 603

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    Most of our money is tied up in poorly planned wars and tax breaks for the rich.

    Bush can't be bothered to care when his people can just toss some money at it. And when criticized that it isn't enough, promise more. Once again, a great opportunity for some positive PR (or, you know, doing the right thing) wasted by this administration because Bush was too busy being on vacation. All eyes are on him, and all he can do is make a canned speech and stare off into the distance with that dumb look on his face.

    But I'm sure it's all a conspiracy against the Republicans. The tsunami was planning this all along. Make Clinton look good just because he did the right thing, and Bush look bad just because he did what he always does. Nothing.
     
  15. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    What a ridiculous statement. How selfish and shallow.
     
  16. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    This statement is ridiculous on it's face. Nevermind that "it is like 9/11 but so different", how about the fact that this was a natural disaster whereas 9/11 occurred because people act so ****** to eachother.
     
  17. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

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    WHat I find interesting is the amount of money spent killing people in Iraq is so much higher than the amount being spent on AID. We could probably rebuild the entire area twice as well as it was before with the money we spent in Iraq.
     

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