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December 28, 2004

U.S. Bad. Wait, I meant good. Honest Mistake.

This stuff makes me really nervous. When someone says something bad about the US or Bush, then suddenly says what they meant was the exact opposite. There was a great Wolf Blitzer where the PM of Pakistan (I believe) said Bush made a mistake sending us to War. Then they went to commercial and when they got back Wolf Blitzer repeated a message he'd just gotten from the Pakistani officials saying he didn't really mean to say it was a mistake. What happened between when he said it and the end of the commercial. Here's another one.

UN Officials called the US stingy in their response to the Indian disaster. The US has initially pledged to give 15 million, which is a drop in the bucket to us. How little? Thanks to Dan for pointing out the Bush team spent 30-40 million on his inauguration alone, not including security (Story Here).

15 Million is stingy. Or is it? Reported here, UN Officials have modified their original claim of the US being stingy to the more palatable, "the greatest contributor to international relief efforts in the world." Its an honest mistake anyone could make. Here again, what happened between the original comments and the revised ones? How will the US improve if there is no one to hold us accountable? Or are we above that?

Posted by wonko at December 28, 2004 11:48 AM

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