double or nothing
The BBC puts it like this …
Bush and Blair in Africa pledge
Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George W Bush are meeting in Washington to talk about Mr Blair's relief plan for Africa.
President Bush is set to pledge $674m (£350m) to fight hunger in Ethiopia and Eritrea - a figure that aid groups say is a "drop in the ocean".
While The Washington Post leads with this …
Bush, Blair Work on Plan for African Aid
President Bush on Tuesday pledged to work with British Prime Minister Tony Blair to forgive the debt of developing African nations.
Standing alongside Blair, Bush also defended a stance on global warming that is at odds with the views of the British and many other American allies.
Now, having seen Britain and America pat themselves on the back through the media, check out this page from allafrica.com – in particular the section pertaining to aid and assistance - and see how far down the page the news about two of the world’s most powerful leaders discussing future support for their continent is positioned. It comes about twentieth as I look at the page right now.
The words “heard it all before” spring to mind.
Doubling aid really is the very least the G8 can do.