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InvisibleAlex213
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    #4739780 - 10/01/05 03:36 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Bush plea for cash to rebuild Iraq raises $600

Mark Townsend in Houston
Sunday September 25, 2005
The Observer


An extraordinary appeal to Americans from the Bush administration for money to help pay for the reconstruction of Iraq has raised only $600 (?337), The Observer has learnt. Yet since the appeal was launched earlier this month, donations to rebuild New Orleans have attracted hundreds of millions of dollars.

The public's reluctance to contribute much more than the cost of two iPods to the administration's attempt to offer citizens 'a further stake in building a free and prosperous Iraq' has been seized on by critics as evidence of growing ambivalence over that country.

It is understood to be the first time that a US government has made an appeal to taxpayers for foreign aid money. Contributors have no way of knowing who will receive their donations or even where they may go, after officials said details had be kept secret for security reasons.

USaid's Heather Layman denied it was disappointed with the meagre sum raised after a fortnight. 'Every little helps,' she said.

The fundraising comes amid concern that some US projects in Iraq will be scrapped or only partly completed because of rising costs. Some officials fear that money may run out before key projects are completed.

Last week, the number of US troops killed in Iraq rose above 1,900.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1577750,00.html


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InvisibleRandalFlagg
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Re: Reconstruct Iraq appeal going well... [Re: Alex213]
    #4739792 - 10/01/05 03:41 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Alex213 said:
Bush plea for cash to rebuild Iraq raises $600





Is this true?

That's so sad that it's funny.


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Re: Reconstruct Iraq appeal going well... [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4739803 - 10/01/05 03:44 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I would have given more, but the $200 billion already tapped me out.

I might have a quarter under the sofa cushion...


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The proof is in the pudding.


Edited by Swami (10/01/05 03:47 AM)


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InvisibleRandalFlagg
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Re: Reconstruct Iraq appeal going well... [Re: Swami]
    #4739808 - 10/01/05 03:46 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I should give $66 so we can see the total on some government website go to 666.


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Re: Reconstruct Iraq appeal going well... [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4740978 - 10/01/05 03:18 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

hmmm Haliburton must really be overcharging if the government can't afford to pay them for the reconstruction


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Re: Reconstruct Iraq appeal going well... [Re: Swami]
    #4740996 - 10/01/05 03:22 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
I would have given more, but the $200 billion already tapped me out.

I might have a quarter under the sofa cushion...




Yeah, gee, they need more money??? I'd love to look over Haliburton's books. I'm sure it'd be "interesting" to say the least... :rolleyes:


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