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24 June 2005 @ 01:45 pm
* Italian judge approves of warrants for the CIA agents who kidnapped an Italian citizen.
* Robert Scheer with a reality check on Iraq.
* What was the role of military doctors at Guantanamo?
* What if we stopped giving aid to Africa?
* Paul Krugman on the war president.
* The dark horse of the Iranian election.
* Who better to head public broadcasting than the former co-chair of the RNC?
* Poll shows McCain as current lead contender for President in '08.
* Mmm. Evidence points to a million-year El Nino.
* Noticed the moon looks really big these days?
mediaprophetmediaprophet on June 24th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
I know, to get them out of poverty, let's reduce the amount of money they have and cut off resources! How does stopping aid help?

"For the recipient [aid] creates dependency, undermines self-reliance and ultimately breeds resentment."

Dependency is not poverty. Low-self-reliance is not poverty. Resentment is not poverty. The aid that is misspent is a large portion of the money being sent over. The aid that is being spent well is helping someone, somewhere.
Strange Detractor: serizawaprofessorbooty on June 27th, 2005 09:49 am (UTC)
I love the last line of the story on the Italian warrants... "at some point the Americans will begin to think they can't trust the Italians."