Thursday, May 01, 2008

Bush requests food aid from Congress

The US president has requested an increase in food aid to assist nations currently feeling the squeeze of high food prices. This is a most welcome, though somewhat unexpected move. Of course it may well be a publicity stunt by Bush - an attempt to repair the tarnished US image following its aggressive and unpopular foreign policy during his term in office - he certainly won't be around when the other candidates have to deal with the economic consequences and it's not an easy proposal for Congress to decline.

Nonetheless perhaps this shows that despite US belligerence and militarism they are genuinely interested in helping the African people and it's at times like this my respect for America increases. Good job!



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