[Mb-civic] Posted today on my Blog
olhippie at tampabay.rr.com
Thu Dec 30 16:52:55 PST 2004
How true this is Michael, how sadly true it is .
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From: "Michael Butler" <michael at michaelbutler.com>
To: "Civic" <mb-civic at islandlists.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2004 7:39 PM
Subject: [Mb-civic] Posted today on my Blog
> COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATIVE?
> Michael Butler
> There is no need for a question mark. What a lie when George W. Bush
> called himself a compassionate conservative. His arrogance and lack of
> feelings of compassion showed themselves again with his lack of reaction
> the tragedies in the Indian Ocean.
> It took him days to break from his vacation to make a public statement
> of concern. That was lacking in warmth or feelings.
> Our first official response was a niggardly contribution of 15 million
> dollars. The reaction of dismay from the UN forced the administration to
> the ante to 35 million. Still this right off was surpassed by Australia
> I know America has a terrible reputation of being the Scrooge of
> aid (unless it is in US armaments) however this is a terrible mark on our
> reputation. We are spending billions on an invasion of questionable
> Few of us find this acceptable but we elected him. We, our children and
> grandchildren will feel the effects of this lack of compassion for the
> of the world.
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