Soros gives $5 million to

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Tue Nov 11 12:07:48 MST 2003

Soros's Deep Pockets vs. Bush
Financier Contributes $5 Million More in Effort to Oust President
By Laura Blumenfeld
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, November 11, 2003; Page A03

NEW YORK -- George Soros, one of the world's richest men, has given away
nearly $5 billion to promote democracy in the former Soviet bloc, Africa
and Asia. Now he has a new project: defeating President Bush.

"It is the central focus of my life," Soros said, his blue eyes settled
on an unseen target. The 2004 presidential race, he said in an
interview, is "a matter of life and death."

Soros, who has financed efforts to promote open societies in more than
50 countries around the world, is bringing the fight home, he said. On
Monday, he and a partner committed up to $5 million to, a
liberal activist group, bringing to $15.5 million the total of his
personal contributions to oust Bush.

Overnight, Soros, 74, has become the major financial player of the left.
He has elicited cries of foul play from the right. And with a tight nod,
he pledged: "If necessary, I would give more money."

"America, under Bush, is a danger to the world," Soros said. Then he
smiled: "And I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is."



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