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Cuba gets $50.000 from the US...

Does anyone thinik that amount is enough? And if not, why does GW decides to give Cuba $50.000?
Unfortunately I don't have a link to it, but I heard it on the news last night.
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Re: Cuba gets $50.000 from the US...

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Charlie,

It's U.S. offers $50,000 to Cuba, and it's for assisting the Cubans cleanup after your namesake's visit:

In a rare display of amity toward communist Cuba, the United States offered its longtime foe 50,000 dollars in disaster assistance and urged US-based humanitarian groups to send aid to the island after it was badly hit by Hurricane Charley.

"The United States regrets the damage caused by Hurricane Charley and expresses its solidarity with the Cuban people," deputy State Department spokesman Adam Ereli.

"The Cuban people can count on America's support in these difficult times," he said in a statement. "We are working to assist the Cuban people with the humanitarian crisis they now face."


Paul

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(NT) (NT) I'm afraid it is Charley and not Charlie

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(NT) (NT) You could donate a spell checker to them....

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(NT) (NT) Not allowed to according to the US. government!

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Apart from that...

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I don't find the Cuban government the ideal one to rule the country...
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Re: Cuba gets $50.000 from the US...

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Hi Charlie, Much to our credit, the US has aleays been generous in other nations time of need, even when their ideoligies were different than ours.

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Hmmm....

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Hi Mary Kay,

I have to disagree with you on this one...
The US has always been generous with those nations that have done what the US wanted them to do; IOW, obey the US and let US enterprises/financial interests provail. I can't recall one single nation that has recieved any kind of aid, being an independent nation [a nation who hasn't let American interests provail]. This is definitely an exception! But I have my own theories about why the Administration is gicing them $50.000... There is a huge amount of Cubans in FL, so to help their families back in Cuba is sucking votes...
But that is my theory. I may be wrong! It may be that GW believs that Castro's Cuba deserves help...
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Charlie, I beg to disagree with you on this. We have helped many nations in need, whether they were our allies or not. All the way back to the Marshall plan and I'm sure before that. And as for the president feeling cubans need our help... I agree. However I hope it is not just a ploy to obtain the Cuban/American vote in the election.

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(NT) (NT) So we agree on disagree... ;-)

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(NT) (NT) Re: definitely :-)

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So helping after a natural disaster by a force of nature is either an attempt to buy votes, an unsufficient response, or endorsing a government that you know we don't?

Your bias against Bush being well know, this is obviously a question of the form-

"have you stop beating your wife yet?" .

In other words, no matter what any body responds, it offers you a chance to criticize the currrent administration or American policies and American behavior in general.

Sorry Charlie, the pattern is too consistent to not be seen.


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Re: Cuba gets $50.000 from the US... -- Generous?

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Hi, MK.

>>US has aleays been generous in other nations time of need, even when their ideoligies were different than ours.<<
And is $50,000 really "generous?" BTW, I don't know if you recall, but the massive outpouring of private and official US aid after an earthquake (Armenia?) was one of the things that thawed relations between the US and the USSR in the 80's.

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Re: Cuba gets $50.000 from the US... -- Generous?

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Dave, Generous Yes, as opposed to nothing . I was commenting on the act of giving but none the less, We are doing this for humane reasons and yes, often we get added benefits from it. There has to come a limit to our giving when we have to clean up our own areas hit by the hurricane. If you want to balance the budget, you have to make responsible decisions,

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