Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Shorter Tom Barry

     During the Cold War, US foreign and military aid budgets were used not in any humanitarian way, but to further the goal of anti-Communism.  During the Clinton years, without that rationale, "sustainable development" was tried, but it ended up more like aid-for-liberalization.  Now, the Bush administration has made US foreign and military aid a tool in the "War on Terror"(tm).

     It's long, but Tom Barry's article at CounterPunch is a calm, informative and thoughtful examination of US aid.

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