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09/27/2005 Archived Entry: "$600 for Iraq & FEMA rehire Michael Brown"
Thanks to Thomas Knapp and Rational Review News for this one: Bush plea for cash to rebuild Iraq raises $600. Observer [UK]: "An extraordinary appeal to Americans from the Bush administration for money to help pay for the reconstruction of Iraq has raised only $600 (£337), The Observer has learnt. Yet since the appeal was launched earlier this month, donations to rebuild New Orleans have attracted hundreds of millions of dollars. The public's reluctance to contribute much more than the cost of two iPods to the administration's attempt to offer citizens 'a further stake in building a free and prosperous Iraq' has been seized on by critics as evidence of growing ambivalence over that country."
Meanwhile, back in the USA, Michael Brown has been rehired by FEMA. "CBS News' Bob Schieffer just announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has rehired ex-FEMA chief Michael Brown -- as a consultant to evaluate the agency's response to the disaster! From
CBS's Katrina blog: 'Sept. 26, 2005 /6:44 p.m. (CBS) -- CBS News correspondent Gloria Borger reports that Michael Brown, who recently resigned as the head of the FEMA, has been rehired by the agency as a
consultant to evaluate it's [sic] response following Hurricane Katrina.'"