WASHINGTON - (KRT) - From the Indian Ocean tsunami to the church around the corner, Americans have shown time and again they are willing to open their pocketbooks for charity, for a total of about $250 billion last year alone.
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Although more than $30 billion in taxpayer funds have been appropriated for Iraqi reconstruction, the administration earlier this month launched an Internet-based fundraising effort that it says is aimed at giving Americans "a further stake in building a free and prosperous Iraq."
Contributors have no way of knowing who's getting the money or precisely where it's headed, because the government says it must keep the details secret for security reasons.
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So whaddaya say? Dig deep in them pockets. You gave to the 9/11 rescue and recovery (thank you on behalf of my fellow New Yorkers by the way), the tsunami, and now the Gulf. Why not give a little more for Iraq? Much as I feel for the Iraqi people, they're getting enough of my money, thank you very much. What I'm waiting for is a telethon to buy up-armored Humvees and flak jackets for our troops. Lowlife motherfuckers.