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US Vows “Considerable Resources” For Lebanon

From a relieved Associated Press:

US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson (R) inspects buildings in Beirut’s southern suburbs that were damaged by the recent conflict between Israel and Lebanon’s Hizbollah, August 29, 2006. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir.

US Pledges Large Amount for Lebanon Reconstruction

1-22-2007

(AP) — The United States will make a large contribution to reconstruction in Lebanon following last summer’s war, a senior US official said Sunday.

French President Jacques Chirac is to chair a conference Wednesday and Thursday aimed at raising money for rebuilding Lebanese infrastructure, and US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns told a security conference in central Israel that the United States "is going to make a considerable pledge of resources to do that." Burns said US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would take part in the conference.

Burns said the assistance would be part of the world effort "to defend a democratically elected government from that axis of countries, Iran and Syria, and organizations like Hizbullah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and others."

Burns did not say how much the US plans to contribute.

For God’s sake, why?

And why is it even necessary?

Last we heard there heroic Hezbollah were paying for all of it.

Or was that another media lie?

And where, pray tell, is Saudia Arabia?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, January 22nd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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