Bush offers help after cyclone

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The U.S. wants to send more aid to victims of a devastating cyclone in Myanmar, but President Bush says the country's military junta needs to admit it could use the help.

He says the U.S. has already sent some disaster aid, but wants to send more. He says the Navy stands ready to help find people still missing after the deadly weekend storm and help its victims. But first, Myanmar's government has to allow international rescue workers into the country.

Speaking from the White House, Bush says the message to Myanmar's military rulers is "let the United States come and help you help the people."

The reported death toll in Myanmar, also known as Burma, has soared above 22,000. More than 41,000 are missing. And as many as a million people may be homeless, many lacking food and water.

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