Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The aid budget and the Armalite

Not for the first time, evidence that it's impossible to parody the Wall Street Journal editorial page (subs. req'd):

The U.S. is already the world's most generous donor to the global development cause. According to the OECD, total U.S. official assistance in 2004 was almost $19 billion, nearly twice that of the next biggest givers, Japan and France. And for those who talk about "aid per capita," keep in mind that U.S. military spending that defends freedom is also a kind of development aid.