Sunday, June 06, 2004

"...the low-income world (roughly, those who live and die on less than $2 per day) constitutes 40 percent of humanity - and most of the places where American troops have fought and died in recent decades....The United States will spend about $450 billion this year on the military but only $15 billion on official evelopment assistance. The 30-to-1 ratio is mirrored by a similar imbalance in our thinking."