Friday, January 28, 2005
The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) is reporting that the Bush Administration has notified the Millennium Challenge Corporation that he is not going to provide funding as promised:
The deficit outlook continues to look bleak, the troops in Iraq (and Afghanistan) are in want of more money and equipment (as they certainly should have), and the poor it seems are going to be neglected too.
Inauguration Day Observations
Land of the scared and home of the boob. Although it is a celebration of American democracy for Americans, this political celebration seemed to highlight that they are not like other countries. Having a big bash like that for a swearing-in ceremony to start with seems a bit over the top in my opinion. And then, for this particular event there was security like a police state, a president too scared to get out his car and when he did he was surrounded by goons. And this was right after he had given a speech about being free and spreading freedom!? It was a weird mix of war-time security (or paranoia) and boon time parties and extravagance. It made me nauseous.