Daily Wisdom

August 30, 2005

Egeland: European Aid To America 'Stingy'

NEW YORK, NY -- Jan Egeland, the U.N. emergency relief coordinator and former head of the Norwegian Red Cross, did not single out any European country specifically when he remarked today that "We were more generous when we were less rich... And it is beyond me why we Europeans are so stingy, really... America needs our help now in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and we Europeans have given less than 0.001% of our national GDPs to help them."

President George W. Bush said, "Let's face it... this is no tsunami. We're tough... we're Americans... we can handle it. America will deal with this catastrophe."

Nevertheless, the silence of wealthy European nations to assist America during her time of need is deafening. Not one message of condolence from Europe has been reported. Not one offer of assistance from Europe has been received.

"The U.S. doesn't need any help from us", said one European diplomat who wished to remain anonymous. "They're much richer than we are. In fact, those f***ing rednecks owe aid to us! They've been holding out on us! I don't feel sorry for those rich American b*****ds. Screw America!"

Kofi Annan could not be reached for comment, but aides suggest that he is happy that the Oil-For-Food scandal has been momentarily put on the back burner.


At 8/30/2005 9:27 PM , Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

Hawkster! You are back! Hope travlel was safe and sound.
That's what I'm thinking. Listen to the crickets chirp....
Offers? Condolences?
Great religions around the world?
Where is compassion?
I'm sorry lets pull relief from everywhere else in the world until these GREAT AMERICANS are re-established!

At 8/30/2005 9:29 PM , Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

French speak for vacation.

At 8/31/2005 3:51 AM , Blogger camojack said...

Where's George Soros with his millions now?!
(Oh yeah: Crawford, TX...)

At 8/31/2005 9:58 AM , Anonymous Maggie said...

Welcome back,Hawkeye!
Was today's blog satire or for real?

At 8/31/2005 3:03 PM , Blogger Kajun said...

Relief couldn't find the victims. The've become nomads all over the area.

Everywhere you look, there are people standing around munching chips, with nowhere to go.

At 8/31/2005 7:01 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Definitely satire! It is a spoof on what Egeland said about "rich nations" (read the U.S.) being stingy in the wake of the Tsunami that hit the Indian Ocean late last year.

At 8/31/2005 7:06 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Libby Gone™,
I understand what you're saying, but it's not fair to pull relief from elsewhere in the world. It's only FAIR that the rest of the world come to OUR aid for a change... but don't hold your breath. The Germans have already said that Katrina was George Bush's fault (naturally). "If GWB just approved the Kyoto treaty, then this hurricane would not have happened"..... Yeah right! Gimme a break!

At 9/01/2005 11:51 PM , Anonymous Maggie said...

Hawkeye,I am such an ignorant twit.My son says I am so gullible that I once believed Elvis was on the roof.My reply was "Really"?

At 9/02/2005 3:52 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Don't get down on yourself too much. It's not easy to keep track of everything going on in the media. But I have to know... did you get a picture of Elvis?



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