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News :: International
It's All Relative
30 Dec 2004
The U.S could free up with seven times as much money for aid to the tsunami victims as it is currently offering by just canceling the order for one new F-22 Raptor tactical fighter jet.
Cost of one F-22 Raptor tactical fighter jet -- $225 million

Cost of the ongoing U.S. war in Iraq--$228 million/day

Amount spent by Kerry and Bush -- $400 million
campaigns

U.S. aid to Yushenko camp in recent -- $30+ million
Ukrainian conflict

Estimated cost of Bush's Second -- $ 40+ billion
Inauguration and Ball

Amount of U.S. tax cuts under Bush -- $1 trillion

Cost of the U.S. Iraq War in 2004 -- $147 billion

U.S. reconstruction aid budgeted for -- 18 billion
Iraq (though never spent!)

Amount the U.S. initially in aid -- $ 10 million
to Indian Ocean tsunami victims

Amount U.S. offered in tsunami aid -- $35 million
after being chastised by UN official

For more on this sorry story, go to: www.thiscantbehappening.net
See also:
http://www.thiscantbehappening.net

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