Re: Aid for Afghanistan

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Mon Dec 31 2001 - 09:34:55 MST

From: Samantha Atkins <>

>> Brian D Williams
> As a U.S. taxpayer I would object to my funds being given to a
> foreign company for this purpose, local workers exempted. If
> companies in other countries want the business/charity work, let
> them convince their governments to shell out the Bucks/Marks.
> Peso's whatever.

>What do you think foreign aid is? Do you want us involved
>indefinitely in Afghanistan and working to spend US tax money at
>US worker prices? That doesn't make a bit of sense to me.

I think we should temporarily be involved in assisting Afghanistan
with emergency aid, and to rebuild sufficient infrastructure to
achieve self-sufficiency again. I believe the parts we do agree to
build with taxpayer dollars should be done by U.S. based companies
with a combination of imported experts and local labor.

>Does that bag of wheat mean that the US does nothing wrong to be
>criticized for? Of course not. Your logic is empty here and
>you come off defensive and angry.
We of course have completely different ideas of what the U.S. has
done wrong. Based on my premises my logic is accurate. The man in
question is guilty of extremely bad manners in the very least.

Yes, after the events of 9/11 I am both very defensive, and very
angry, and I believe the best defense is a great offense.

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