Bush, you are majorly f*cked…
…when a fundraising appeal for your Iraq reconstruction only raises $600. It’s bad enough that the Yellow Elephants won’t enlist, but they and the rest of the Chickenhawks and Religious Right minions won’t open their wallets for their president’s war either, ha ha ha ha. Hey Hannity and O’Reilly — did you each contribute $300?
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.
…It is understood to be the first time that a US government has made an appeal to taxpayers for foreign aid money. Contributors have no way of knowing who will receive their donations or even where they may go, after officials said details had be kept secret for security reasons.
USaid’s Heather Layman denied it was disappointed with the meagre sum raised after a fortnight. ‘Every little helps,’ she said.
Hat tip, Shakes Sis.