President's Initial Reaction
by Neil Gray
January 01, 2005
Not that I would agree with all of Tom LeCompte's look at the
U.S. aid to the Tsunami victims and President Bush's response,
but he makes some very good points. The President's reaction
was totally inadequate. You think the world's view of the U.S.
was bad before, his action (or lack thereof) could produce feelings
against us that can't be repaired. His vacation time was more
important than jumping into action. His comments are, "My
vacation time is important to me." He made no effort to
make an immediate effort to help. Nobody heard from him for a
few days! Poorer countries than the U.S. have made bigger contributions.
Many private companies and individuals are performing much better
than President Bush. Keep in mid that when the terrible hurricanes
hit Florida, he jumped right in to help his brother's (Governor
If Bush hadn't been so egotistical
about going to war against a culture he'll never change, he could
have poured those billions into problems at home and to the tsunami
victims. We would look a lot better in the eyes of the world.
At one time I was in favor of President Bush, but over the last
year or so and after the election I am NOT. The point I wanted
to make was, yes Tom, our response was not good enough to the
Lakeside, CA - USA
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