Jacob (yak_boy) wrote,
Jacob
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Donate to the hurricane appeal?

No offence to the person who suggested it, but...

Is it just me or do others think that a government that has so far spent more than 192 billion dollars invading another country can fund its own disaster relief?

I mean, my heart goes out to the victims, but I'm not reaching into my wallet for this one.

The difference between this and the tsunami appeal is not that I have anything in particular against the US or its citizens, but that the tsunami affected countries that simply did not have the resources to have coped with the disaster without financial aid and ground support. I doubt that the same can be said about the US.

Also, if I remember correctly, when assistance was offered to India during the tsunami disaster I believe they turned it away, saying that they were more than capable of taking care of their own citizens. Surely the US would say the same.


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