December 29, 2004
A Tsunami of Bush Bashing
QandO has links to weblogs that scold President Bush for not doing enough for tsunami relief efforts. An easy dead horse to kick is Juan Cole who complained about the "hundreds of billions" spent on the Iraq War while castigating Bush for initially offering $15 million, "a mysteriously chintzy response." These people want to fund humanitaian efforts while neglecting to fund the war effort. In the big scheme of things the latter is what's going to make the world a safer place. This thinking is on par with the notion that somehow it was more morally just to send U.S. troops to the Balkans because there was less for the U.S. to gain.