Well, this has got to be the dumbest one-upmanship I've ever seen... all the "rich" countries are trying to compete for title of "who gave the most." Of course, this article doesn't mention the $350 million that the Shrub decided to pledge.
Um... OK, now I'm confused. I agree the $35 mil was a bit small, but 10 times that is, well, an awful lot. I guess I'm wondering a few things. Why so much? Where's the money going to come from? Why is it Bush just upped these things today? Was it to help, or to soothe a wounded pride?Posted by Ted Stevko at January 1, 2005 02:53 AM | TrackBack