Obama defends, refines US approach to world aid

President Barack Obama addresses a summit on the Millennium Development Goals at the United Nations Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

September 22, 2010 6:00:49 PM PDT
President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. aid to impoverished people even during sour economic times at home yet promised a sterner approach, favoring nations that commit to democracy and economic revival.