Pro War? Then Pro-Aid!
Ever wonder why a majority of Africans are still starving? Or how the U.S. can drop a bomb in an African nation and not be reprimanded?
Well, the good thing is, American has been trying to help some of the starving! With Clinton signing the African Growth and Control Opportunity Act 2000, we now can
offer beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries duty-free and quota-free U.S. market access for essentially all products.
But, along with a basic need, you must also pass these eligibility requirements:
(1) Cannot engage in activities that undermine U.S. national security or foreign policy interests.
(2) Cannot engage in gross violations of internationally-recognized human rights.
(3) Cannot provide support for acts of international terrorism.
(4) Must have implemented their commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.
The last three clauses make it look good, but the first one is unethical. This is business ethics at its best. It allows the US to cut off aid to countries that decide not to support U.S. foreign policy. By making the first clause very vague, even an unfavorable stance for the war in Iraq could disqualify a country.