Jan 10, 2005
The U.S. government's aid to tsunami victims is essentially public relations advertising – and they even admit it.
Former president G.H.W. Bush said "I think it will help the United States in every one of the countries that have been devastated." And judging by news reports, Colin Powell was concerned with how the aid will improve the U.S. image among Muslim peoples.
These politicians made the tsunami disaster into just one more self-serving ad campaign.