Monday, May 5, 2008

Bush Administration Response

Listening to the stream of First Lady Laura Bush's response to this disaster, I'm infuriated. Her screed is more rooted in politics than humanitarian relief. Thousands of people have died, and she's more concerned about the "regime" in Myanmar and any relief effort serving to prop up the regime.

The U.S. government is apparently offering no aid at this time other than a $250,000 stipend to assess immediate needs.

More when the transcript the news conference is posted on the White House website.

Update: Here's a link to Laura Bush's remarks on the situation in Myanmar. It's pretty cold.

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