April 06, 2009
Please tell me this is a Misprint
Wow I really hope this is not how the US plans to respond when our Allies need our help. If this is not a misprint I would seriously recommend we reprioritize our compassion. Sure we’re willing to bail out AIG, Fanny and Freddy for Billions but $50,000 to a Nation who just suffered through a 6.3 magnitude Earthquake?
What? No Pork to be found?
US gives $50,000 for quake-hit Italy
The United States said Monday it would donate 50,000 dollars in emergency aid to Italy after a powerful earthquake killed at least 100 people.
"We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed in the earthquake. Our embassy in Rome will provide 50,000 (dollars) in emergency relief funding," State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters.
Italian authorities told the United States they did not need rescue teams, Wood said.
President Barack Obama earlier offered his condolences on a visit to Turkey and voiced hope that the United States could send rescuers.
The earthquake killed at least 100 people and injured 1,500 more as it reduced medieval buildings to rubble in the central town of L'Aquila.
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