Thursday, January 06, 2005

Tsunami Relief and US "Stinginess" 

The Bush administration has, as everyone presumably knows by now, finally done the right thing by massively stepping up its aid to the victims of the tsunami. I'm glad to see it, and willing to give them a lot of credit.

In the meantime, though, a commenter responded to my previous post on the matter by noting a single, somewhat deceptive figure about US development assistance outside the current context. The truth of the matter is neither that the US is an exemplar on foreign aid, nor the complete moral midget it is sometimes made out to be. Daniel Drezner has an excellent post on the matter. Go read it.

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