Living in a region where every U. Samir Attallah suggests in his January 4 op-ed in Saudi Arabia's Asharq al-Awsat that the Bush administration's hesitant early response to the disaster stemmed from its post-Cold War mentality: "Since the end of the Soviet Union, America has considered justifications for aid have ended too. In her January 1 op-ed in Jordan's Addustour , Ayida al-Najjar wonders whether the tsunami left an opening for America to "wash its face and appear cleaner, more sincere, and beautiful" to the Islamic world. The U. Washington may view it as an antidote to actions such as those at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, which, al-Najjar argues, "increased this image of [U.
Bush defends US response to tsunami
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Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
Indian Ocean tsunami of , tsunami that hit the coasts of several countries of South and Southeast Asia in December The tsunami and its aftermath were responsible for immense destruction and loss on the rim of the Indian Ocean. On December 26, , at am local time, an undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 9.
John Quiggin observes that,. In contrast, he notes that some aid reached Aceh, smack in the middle of the tsunami damage, in only five days. Millions of dollars in relief aid for New Orleans, Biloxi, and the rest of the Gulf region arrived on day one.