Tuesday, January 04, 2005

The victims of the tsunami pay the price of war on Iraq

This article in the Guardian Unlimited jumps right into the middle of the debate I would like to hear from the hallowed halls of Congress.


The US government has so far pledged $350m to the victims of the tsunami, and the UK government £50m ($96m). The US has spent $148 billion on the Iraq war and the UK £6bn ($11.5bn). The war has been running for 656 days. This means that the money pledged for the tsunami disaster by the United States is the equivalent of one and a half day's spending in Iraq. The money the UK has given equates to five and a half days of our involvement in the war.

The link at the bottom of the article is also worth a look.

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