Talk:Many nations offer material aid to hurricane victims; Bush refuses to accept

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I took some stepts to make a viable article out of this, but I'll let someone else work on it for a while. - Nyarlathotep 16:48, 3 September 2005 (UTC)

I've been away from the news. As an outsider on the Gulf States Katrina disaster now looking in here at Wikinews, I am astounded by the Bush response to international aid offers. The message: "Send cash." That's so uncreative. -Edbrown05 23:30, 3 September 2005 (UTC)
Ed: User:NGerda

Arrogance serves no purpose except to feed ones ego. Perhaps this was another missed opportunity at diplomacy. Accepting help might have been a step toward healing strained relationships. Who would have been the bigger person? tonyneri

  • I don't see anything in the article to substantiate the "Bush refuses to accept" part of the title; it may be true but there is no information, no quote, no factual assertion of any information at all of that claim. - McCart42 (talk) 13:27:37, 2005-09-07 (UTC)
that's because someone did an almost complete rewrite of the article today, which originally included some quote from bush about doing it without help. im not much in the know about the wikinews rules, but that seems kinda odd to me. the whole system of keep updating old news with new facts seems rather typical to me, correcting something perhaps. but beyond that i don't think it's needed, start a new article. Boneyard 13:48, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
I'd like to add my voice to the noise. Lack of proof of the "Bush refuses to accept" statement has made this a low quality article. Also, countries have donated "helos" and "MREs". Maybe the first are helicopters? No idea what MREs are. 159.134.79.27 13:59, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
MREs are "Means Ready to Eat". Check on Wikipedia, I know there's a page on them there. Thanx 69.142.2.68 14:11, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
I've reverted that edit because it completely changes the scope of the article. The story is four days old, the position of the government has obviously changed now. The informations provided in the edit justify a new story IMO. --Deprifry 14:06, September 7, 2005 (UTC)
Correction. That edit is actually a 1:1 copy of a State Department press release. While it is not a copyvio since their works are in the public domain it is clearly not what we should be aiming for. --Deprifry 14:29, September 7, 2005 (UTC)