Aid for Afghanistan

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Fri Dec 28 2001 - 08:38:29 MST

It's coming up time to talk about aid for Afghanistan.

What the U.S. should NOT do:

1) Give the Afghanistan government a bunch of money and let them
   figure it out.

2) Give the U.N. a bunch of money and let them figure it out.

What the U.S. should do:

Work with the government of Afghanistan to determine their needs,
a power station here, a telecom central office there, a sewage
treatment plant over there. Then pay U.S. contractors to go over
and build these things at U.S. expense.

Food aid will be required till at least next fall, so a primary
concern of the new government should be the spring planting. There
has been a drought recently, but I see plenty of rivers flowing, so
perhaps the first aid should include irrigation



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