hows this for a news flash
[i]Bush wants aid reward for allies in terror war[/i]
By Salamander Davoudi in Washington
Published: February 3 2004 21:55 | Last Updated: February 3 2004 21:55[/b]
President George W. Bush has asked Congress for more than $5.7bn to provide economic, security and military assistance to countries supporting the US war on terrorism.
[b]"The major recipients of this assistance will be Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt and Jordan. If you add the numbers up these countries get a huge chunk of the money," said a senior State Department official.[/b]
Several of these countries, which have long been recipients of US aid, have poor records of governance and observance of human rights. They continue to receive aid despite Mr Bush's statement in October setting out a "forward strategy of freedom in the Middle East" and condemning previous western support of authoritarian regimes in the region as part of the Cold War.
don't worry who's paying for it, dubya is chargin it to the game
didn't Bush do this in his other times in charge? oil companies... baseball teams... economies - don't worry Dubya will run it into the ground but make a mint in the process for himself and everyone around him.