Bush Hits Back

Sick ’em…

"Well, I felt like the person who made that statement was very misguided and ill-informed," Bush said from his Texas ranch. "We’re a very generous, kindhearted nation, and, you know, what you’re beginning to see is a typical response from America."

Bush, from his ranch in Texas, hits back at U.N. officials
and others who accused the United States of being "stingy" with
monetary aid for Southeast Asia.

Comments

  1. He is being stingy, the fucker. Most Right Wingers are pretty hard to convince to open their wallet. Heck you wouldn’t even donate to the Red Cross unless someone gave you money and then you would only give 50% of it! Cricky, You’re a cheap bastard! Using the Red Crosses name to help pay off your financial problems.

  2. Jack Tanner says:

    You’re a complete and total idiot. Who paid to rebuild Europe after WWII? Who has provided more in foreigh aid than all the other nations on earth? Who pays 57% of the UN disaster relief? You’re a complete fucking moron.

  3. I agree with Shrubie. Using the Red Cross to get people to donate and then only donating 50% is a total cheap maneuver. And, as for aid to the UN to third world countries, your 57% may be correct but by comparison of GNP to other countries, that’s the lowest of the top 11 GNPs and cost per capita:

    US: 0.1% of GNP ($30 per capita) | Japan: .2% GNP ($79 per capita) | France: .5% GNP ($125 per capita) | Netherlands: .8% GNP ($212 per capita) | Sweden .8% GNP ($222 per capita) | Denmark 1.0% GNP ($342 per capita) | Norway .9% GNP ($308 per capita).

    It looks like not only is Cricky a stingy bastard, it seems like the entire US is with only $30 per capita going to relief in 3rd world countries. Shit, that non-caring stupid ass MF didn’t even leave his holiday in crawford tx to at least show a little human compassion by visiting the disaster sites. Instead, he does a video conference with the NSA. I guess he’s too dumb to realize that most of the areas hit hardest by the tidal waves are muslim – maybe a showing of some concern would have gone a long way to improve our image to the muslim world. Wouldn’t that be the true Christian and moral thing to do??

  4. I think the comment by the UN official was meant towards all western countries, and not just the u.s. But that’s fine since it brings more attention to this government’s relief efforts.

  5. I am in the US and I remember when about 3000 people died on 9/11, US made the whole world work with them on every aspect to resolve all issues. When 80,000 people died in just a day in Southeast Asia, UN has to literally beg for the help of the US. Imagine if US would have lost 80,000 people. The problem is, there is no oil or any form of benefit that the US can or will derive from the Southeast Asian countries.
    Jack Tanner…US pays 57% of the UN disaster relief to mostly African countries that has a lot of OIL and other resources that US companies are sucking from them. US provides help only when it suit their purpose. After all, 35 million is what 20% Americans spend on dog food. Go figure.

  6. The U.S. is stingy? Be real! I’ve watched a lot of coverage on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, etc. and all the survivors are looking for the US to assist. “Where is the United States?” and “Please tell the US to send help” are common refrains.

    Funny don’t you think? We are expected to come riding in to help. None of them asked “Where’s France?” or “Where’s China?” or “Where’s Germany”, etc…

    The US has stepped up to the plate big-time for every international disaster the past 50 years. Heck we even offered to assist Iran after their earthquake last year.

    Bottom line, these people know they can count on the USA.

    Anyone have any confidence that the UN assistance will be helpful or timely? funny……….

  7. Rusty Shackelford says:

    God Bless Dubya.

    I know he feels for the victims of this disaster.

    The moments, history now, where he has shown a tear in his eye have revealed his humanity and soul. The greatest actor the world has ever known? Hardly. The eyes are indeed the windows into the soul.

    He has empathy, Mr. Deckard. Seems the leftys are Replicants. If they were so busy putting effort into helping the victims themselves, they would not have a spare moment to look at Dubya, or anyone else, to question their response to the disaster?

    The leftys got no empathy.

  8. “CNN, FOX, MSNBC” – that whole “Fox” just invalidates your argument since that’s just propaganda.

    “I know he feels for the victims of this disaster.” I assume this is a joke. He didn’t even leave the ranch where he is on vacation when the disaster struck. The only thing he did (and he had to be pressured into it) was have a video conference with the NSA on how it will effect security. We initially pledged $10M or $11M and then after that looked cheap we upped it.

    Face it, the Bush regime only does stuff that’s not at it’s ultimate interest (OIL, a wealthy ruling elite class, OIL, forcing of false morales and a perverted view of christianity on people, OIL) unless they get embarassed into it – like being called cheap by just about every developed nation out there.

  9. A Well Read American says:

    $35 million is about what the Republicans plan to WASTE of our tax dollars on just the innauguration festivites.

    “The American aid figure for the current disaster is now $35 million, and we applaud Mr. Bush’s turnaround. But $35 million remains a miserly drop in the bucket, and is in keeping with the pitiful amount of the United States budget that we allocate for nonmilitary foreign aid. According to a poll, most Americans believe the United States spends 24 percent of its budget on aid to poor countries; it actually spends well under a quarter of 1 percent.”

    In case you need it shorter: “it actually spends well under a quarter of 1 percent.”

    “Making things worse, we often pledge more money than we actually deliver. Victims of the earthquake in Bam, Iran, a year ago are still living in tents because aid, including ours, has not materialized in the amounts pledged. And back in 2002, Mr. Bush announced his Millennium Challenge account to give African countries development assistance of up to $5 billion a year, but the account has yet to disperse a single dollar.”

    From NYTimes:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/30/opinion/30thu2.html?oref=login&oref=login&pagewanted=print&position=

  10. crying left says:

    I don’t care if he jumped on airforce 1 and went there and pulled someone out of the water it wouldn’t be enough for some. LOL..fkn losers all some care about is slamming the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES GEORGE W BUSH <– HURTS DEEP INSIDE DOESN’T IT?

    Any it’s not all about money it’s about getting people over there and that is happening..it cost alot to move 2 aircraft carriers and c-130’s. So you US haters can’t just bugger right off… piss ants

  11. emmm..crying left.. the 2 aircraft carriers were already in Asia (HK) and the C-130 is based in Japan. Not too far away. I lived in SIngapore before and US regularly move their aircraft carriers and submarines back and forth Japan and HK. So it is not that of a sacrifice. But it definately sounds nice and sweet for the uneducated (like you). It sickens me that Bush and Kerry can spend millions and millions on TV ads but not to save lives of hundreds of thousands of people. I am not a Bush hater but I hate those who do not value fellow humans. Just because they are not Americans..they are not animals..they are humans as well.

  12. Lou Dunbar wrote:

    “The U.S. is stingy? Be real! I’ve watched a lot of coverage on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, etc. and all the survivors are looking for the US to assist. “Where is the United States?” and “Please tell the US to send help” are common refrains.”
    —-
    Of course, people are asking “Where is the US”. Because they are not there fully. People know US has the most money yet their contribution is not making any difference. People also know that US always brags about their aids yet..but little that they know, it is only for their friendly partner countries..countries that they get something in return.

    Oh yes, no one asked “Where is France, Germany or China” because they are already there!! Duh!! And they do their deeds in secret unlike the US.

  13. The thing that made me really sit up and take notice was the NYT report that the original $15MM pledged was less than half what the Bushies plan to spend on the Inuguration. We’re up to $35MM now, but so that’s apparently about equal to the Inuguration cost. Tell you what. Why don’t we just shit can the Inauguration and send $70 MM to South Asia.

  14. YesImARepublican says:

    “He didn’t even leave the ranch where he is on vacation when the disaster struck.”

    What the hell is he supposed to do? Dance a jig while he juggles and sings? There is very little that *any* president can’t do outside of the beltway. He can wipe every living thing off the planet whilst he flies around in a plane; what makes you think he couldn’t sign a fax or make a phone call from his very well equipped ranch? They do have phones in Texas in case you haven’t been there. Furthermore, Presidents don’t get vacations…they just change scenery and juggle workload.

    Anybody complaining about the $ amount given should first look in the mirror (although we all know that won’t happen…it is so much easier to point the finger at someone else). On the 2003 median American salary of $43K…one quarter of one percent is $107. How much have you given?

    5%?…$2150
    3%?…$1290
    only 1%?…$430…heartless, insensitive, cruel, lazy…you must be Republican!!!

    If you complain that America (ie. W) isn’t doing enough, then hop your happy as* on a flight over there and show the world what you think should be done. I would welcome the repreive from the hate-filled screeching you call opinion.

  15. goats4sale says:

    what the government of the united states of america gives toward relief will pale in comparison of what it’s people will give. time will tell and you will see.

    and Chrus was right when he typed, “Funny don’t you think? We are expected to come riding in to help. None of them asked “Where’s France?” or “Where’s China?” or “Where’s Germany”, etc…”

    we the people of the united states and the government of the united stated are not always the same.

    “we have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.” — george bernard shaw

  16. waiting to see how the un will try and profit from this horrorible disaster.

  17. I just read this report on Reuters.com and I am really happy. It is never too late and I apologize if I talk trash about Bush out of frustration. I guess sometimes things can only get done if there is opposition, if there are people who are willing to yell and shout. Lets all pat our backs for all our efforts and thank the US Goverment. Although some report say they were pressured..at the end of the day ..the aid is there and we made a difference. And dont forget to thank the UN guys as well. Without him, there would not have been any pressure.

    http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7215728

    Chris or Chrus

  18. America is no doubt different from the rest of the world. We work harder (LESS VACATION TIME) and we often pay the price with our personal relationships. We are the people of the world who define ambition. We realize there are many flaws in our government, but we love our country and our fellow humankind. To all who want to argue… The truth is somewhere in the middle, so examine yourself… What have you done to help? Have you donated money to help Tsunami victims? What problems are we going to solve looking to others? Look to yourself. Take action and stop sitting around being angry at the world.

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