By MARC MCDONALD
Scores of nations around the world have generously pitched in to offer aid to Sichuan province in China, which suffered a horrific earthquake on May 12 that has claimed at least 20,000 lives.
India offered $5 million in aid. Japan offered $4.8 million. Norway has pledged $3.92 million for disaster relief. And Taiwan has promised $66 million in relief aid.
Meanwhile, George W. Bush has announced that the U.S. government is contributing a mere $500,000 in earthquake relief.
To put this into perspective, the U.S. spends around $500,000 every two minutes in the Iraq War.