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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:21 PM
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Bush's public fund raiser for Iraq raises a whopping $600
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 08:22 PM by EOO
"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.

This coincides with concern over the increasing cost of the war. More than $30 billion has been appropriated for the reconstruction. Initially, America's overseas aid agency, USaid, expected it to cost taxpayers no more than $1.7bn, but it is now asking the public if they want to contribute even more.

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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/0,69...
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Pam-Moby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:30 PM
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1. Where is all of t he loyal rethugs?
Are they all talk and no action? Freeps your president is calling for some cash.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:09 PM
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3. I know! Way to support the Pres, right?
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Pam-Moby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:30 PM
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2. woops
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 08:31 PM by Pam-Moby
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:11 PM
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4. Well, 600 hundred is more than the number of people that went to the
rally for shithead.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:16 PM
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5. Well, if you do the math...
$600 x 600 = $360,000

Hey, the people who showed up to the "war rally" should pay at least that amount! Come on, fork it over!
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:22 PM
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6. I'm so disappointed...
I thought the freeptards would be working to raise money...nothing is there.

:sarcasm:

:rofl:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:29 PM
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7. They're all hypocrits!
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:33 PM
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8. This is old news, they are probably up to $640 by now.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:34 PM
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9. Oh, I think it's much higher...
The cheapskates probably got another ten or twenty bucks on top of that.

:rofl:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:21 AM
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10. kick
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