What’s a Billion Dollars Between Friends?
The U.S. is giving Georgia $1 billion in aid, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has announced. That could be just a friendly donation, or, seen in the light of America’s meddling in the Caucasus, perhaps something more sinister. Sorry we didn’t go to war with Russia, baby, but here’s a billion dollars. Buy yourself something nice.
Although given what the dollar is worth these days, we wouldn’t be surprised if Georgia goes courting the Europeans.
’TIS THE REASON…
The US has announced $1bn (£564m) of aid to Georgia for reconstruction after the conflict with Russia.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the aid would be used to rebuild houses and infrastructure – but not for military purposes.
Georgia has requested $2bn in funding from the international community.
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