Tsunami Replay...Whiners Galore

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  1. carpro

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    http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/article318644.ece

    West's response condemned as slow and inadequate

    By Elizabeth Davies and Jan McGirk in Islamabad
    Published: 11 October 2005


    Western governments rushed to step up their pledges for the earthquake relief effort after their initial response to the disaster was condemned as slow-moving and financially inadequate.

    The United States, which was under pressure to increase a pledge of $500,000 (£280,000) considered almost derisory by many Pakistanis when it was made over the weekend, announced it intended to give $50m in emergency aid.

    The gesture, intended to make up for the resentment caused by an initial pledge which, along with the British offering of £100,000, was labelled as "peanuts" by Qazi Hussain, the leader of the Pakistani opposition party Jamat Islami, was greeted as a major boost to the struggling relief effort.
     
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    That's not whining - it's politics. The opposition party is gathering points to be used at a later date against the party in power and its allies or lack of allies (depending on which way the wind is blowing then).
     

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