Friday, April 22, 2005

Seems that Mr. Bono does know ...

...much about Canadian politics!

The Globe and Mail: Bono 'annoyed' with Martin's delay on foreign aid hike

Poor Mr. Bono - oh I forgot, he's a mega-rich pop star who doesn't need to worry about paying a mortgage, saving for the kids' tuition and all that mundane stuff - laments:

"I'm bewildered, really. I'm disappointed...I can't believe that Paul Martin would want to hold up history."

all because Canada won't be meeting a 0.7% of GDP target for foreign aid. Bu-hu!

Mr. Bono is wrong on two counts:

1. The prime minister has just made history: his grovelling in front of voters last night was certainly a moment that will go down in history.
2. Canada's Kyoto blood money is foreign aid - as it helps poorer countries burn fossil fuel and develop their economies on our nickel - er rather our billions.

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