George W. Bush gave $10,000 to several different charities providing tsunami relief, but articles reporting it, including this one, always go on to mention that Bush was “criticized for the slow response to the disaster.”
What is it they don’t get? Do the hyper-critics think the U.S. has ICBM’s tipped with Brinks trucks ready to launch at a moments notice? Proper coordination takes time. If some of these critics were fire fighters, every time they got a call, they’d hose down every house in town before finding out the address of the blaze… probably running out of water just before reaching the burning building.
Soon, look for people to criticize the amount of Bush’s donations. “He’s multi millionaire and that’s all he gave?” If he donated a million dollars, that same person would say, “He’s making ordinary Americans feel like all they can afford to donate is irrelevant.”
If there were ever a living example of Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22”, it’s George W. Bush.