From this Jerusalem Post article, comes a heart-warming story about how President Bush is continuing his support of non-Americans who hate America. The people he loves to give money and benefits to also hate freedom loving countries like Israel. Previously, President Bush pushed to have illegals who invaded USA given amnesty and their crimes forgiven. Now, once again, (as previous presidents have done, I must admit) he is pushing to give millions upon millions to the Palestinian Authority (PA).
As international donors met in London to provide aid to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, US President George W. Bush included $200 million in funding for the PA as part of a supplemental budget request sent to Congress on Friday. Included in Bush's request for money for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, he asked for $50 million to "train, equip, and garrison Palestinian Authority Security Forces," as well as another $150m. for "urgent budget support" for the PA as part of America's general economic assistance.
Such funds would come on top of some $100m. already requested for the PA under the 2009 budget submitted in January,...
...in November, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pledged America would provide $555m. to the Palestinians. Yet Congress undercut her effort, approving just under half that much in the 2008 budget it was then approving.
Still, the money was a significant increase in American funding to the PA, which has been held back in the past due to fears that the funds could find their way into the hands of terrorists or feed corruption in the Authority.