Is It Not Pathetic
. . . that President Bush has asked his father and Bill Clinton to launch a global effort to raise funds for the victims of Katrina?
That the United States, constantly bragging about being the richest and most generous nation in the world, is supposed to go hat in hand to the peoples of Europe and Asia begging for assistance to help our own?
The same United States that spends more on guns and soldiers than the rest of the world combined--that didn't miss a beat when the time came to commit a billion dollars a week to a pointless war in Iraq--and that, under the leadership of John Bolton, is haughtily rejecting the Millennium goal of providing seven-tenths of one percent of the national budget to development aid for the world's neediest nations?
This is an embarrassing week to be an American.