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January 4, 2005

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On the Today show this morning, Colin Powell said that the "initial" U.S.
commitment to the disaster relief in South Asia was "$350,000,000"

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It's obvious that the administration must be embarrassed by their initial offers of aid to the Tsunami tragedy. As we and other sites have noted, the U.S. started out with pledging 400,000 dollars, then 15 million, than 35 million, and now 350 million dollars. All of us realize that the U.S. and it's citizens would have stepped up to the plate in this world crisis. Why then would Powell openly misstate the facts if not to try and put a spin to the White House's intial pledges. (hat tip Americablog)

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