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What a wonderful idea

Posted by Miguel on March 28, 2003 at 13:34:18

In Reply to: The speech Bush and Powell should make posted by JI on March 28, 2003 at 10:00:08:

But let's look at that "foreign aid" a little closer. What are the first 5 countries at the top of that list of aid?

Answer for 1998 (all other years are pretty much the same):

Israel $3,000,000,000
Egypt 2,116,000,000
Ukraine 229,147,000
Jordan 199,814,000
India 143,699,000
Russia 133,955,000
Peru 116,191,000
Ethiopia 114,232,000
Haiti 101,618,000
Georgia 92,946,000
total: 6,247,602,000

President Bush declares that foreign aid is crucial for the nation's security and has increased it in the current budget by about $750,000,000 though a good percentage of that (close to 50%) has traditionally been for military use. It seems to me that foreign aid really is the aid we recieve from foreigners.