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Officials gathered logistical and medical supplies for tsunami victims in Aceh Province at the Polonia military airbase yesterday in Medan, Indonesia. Inefficiency and lack of transportation contributed to the slow distribution of supplies in the country. (Getty Images)
Officials gathered logistical and medical supplies for tsunami victims in Aceh Province at the Polonia military airbase yesterday in Medan, Indonesia. Inefficiency and lack of transportation contributed to the slow distribution of supplies in the country. (Getty Images)

Global analysts dispute perceived US generosity

By Charles M. Sennott
Globe Staff / December 31, 2004

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LONDON -- The US government is contributing $35 million of the half-billion dollars that the world's developed nations are donating to the tsunami relief effort, and many Americans believe -- as President Bush put it earlier this week -- that their country is being its typical ''generous, kindhearted" self. (Full article: 1310 words)

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