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Lots of pledges, not much money

by JP Bill / June 17, 2006 3:24 PM PDT
Bush urges nations to keep Iraq pledges

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) -
President George W. Bush on Saturday urged other nations to make good on $13 billion in pledges to help the new Baghdad government and said the United States had come too far to abandon
Iraq now

"We will encourage other nations to fulfill the monetary pledges they have already made to help the new Iraqi government succeed," Bush said. The international community promised about $13 billion, but so far only about $3 billion has been paid out.

U.S. diplomats will go to Asia, Europe and the Middle East to prod donors, some of whom fear their money will be used for security rather than reconstruction.
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As right from the start NO help from the rest of the world
by duckman / June 17, 2006 8:24 PM PDT

too busy playing soccer maybe

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(NT) (NT) or apeasing there built in insurgants
by Mark5019 / June 18, 2006 1:32 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Doesn't reflect well on the pledging nations does it?
by Evie / June 18, 2006 4:42 AM PDT
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But,
by duckman / June 18, 2006 4:48 AM PDT

WE shouldn't have been there to begin with!

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