Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

1 and a half days: Tsunami pledge vs. Iraq War Spending: Just to put things in perspective

The US government has so far pledged $350 million (with an M) to the victims of the tsunami. The US has so far spent $148 billion (with a B) on the Iraq war. The war has been running for 656 days. This means that the money pledged for the tsunami disaster by the Bush Administration is the equivalent of one and a half day's spending in Iraq. Information taken from this British article but the numbers are common knowledge. It helps to put the amounts in perspective, though.


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