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President Bush Vows Quake Relief

Bush vows quake relief aid today -- and tomorrow

President Bush is signaling that America will be aiding tsunami victims for a long time to come. He says the United States "is committed today" and "will be committed tomorrow."

However, after an Oval Office briefing from Secretary of State Colin Powell, the president wouldn't commit to specific amounts of additional aid. He says any increases will be "demand driven." Powell's just back from visiting Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Bush has pledged 350 million dollars to countries hard-hit by the tsunami, but officials stress that's just for the initial relief phase. Speaking to reporters, Bush again praised Americans for giving generously to agencies helping victims of the south Asia disaster. He called the outpouring "more than heartening."

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