CNN.com : America not so smart

July 20, 2006 at 12:21 am (News)

There is a very interesting article on CNN.com regarding how smart Americans are in terms of sense of proportionality. Here are some excerpts.

“While the United States provides about $2.5 billion in military and economic aid to Israel each year, U.S. aid to Lebanon amounts to no more than $40 million. This despite the fact that the per capita GDP of Israel is among the highest in the world at $24,600, nearly four times as high as Lebanon’s GDP per capita of $6,200.”

“An estimated 50,000 Iraqis and more than 2,500 American troops have been killed since the insurgency began in March of 2003, which by some estimates is more than the number of dead on both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict over the past 58 years of wars and intifadas.”

More can be read @ CNN.com

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