Former President Clinton cites fund-raising plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton says he’ll try to pattern a disaster assistance fund for earthquake-stricken Haiti along the same lines he and former President George H.W. Bush pursued for victims of the Asian tsunami.

Clinton is a U.N. special envoy to Haiti, and President Barack Obama asked him to work with former President George W. Bush, the son of George H .W. Bush, on a fund-raising effort for victims of Tuesday’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti.

Interviewed on a nationally broadcast network news show Friday, Clinton said, “I expect we’ll do something like the first President Bush and I did after the tsunami. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible and put it into the most constructive channels possible.” He said he and Bush “want everybody to get involved in this.”