The Observer (once again, we’ve got to get our news from Britain) reports
that Bush’s charity fundraising
effort to solicit donations from war supporters isn’t going so well.
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…
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.
Ouch! Cernig at Newshog notes
Insta-skinflint, Powerlame, Little Green Mothballs, Captains Sixteenths, QandBigO, Charging RI-NoMoney, My Vast Right Wing Bankruptcy....
I could go on but I'm laughing too hard.
The chickenhawks are as unwilling to put their money where their mouths are as they are to put their necks on the line. Figures.
No shit. This is the first time our government has ever made an appeal to taxpayers to privately contribute foreign aid money, and it looks like quite the stinky flop. I guess all those war supporters aren’t too keen to pony up, evidently having used up their tax breaks to slather Support the Troops magnets on their bumpers. I mean, those are each a couple of bucks.