Sunday, October 09, 2005

Do they have any oil in Pakistan?

That's what my friend asked me when I said that there were so far 18,000 earthquake dead reported in Pakistan alone and that the USA is donating the price of a yacht (a hundred grand; source BBC News).

As I write, the cost of the war in Iraq ticker in the sidebar of this blog says that the USA has so far spent a few bucks short of $200 billion.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't appear as if the US government has learned from the approach they initially took with the Tsunami earlier this year. The Canadian government stepped up with a paltry 300K and after some pretty vocal criticism in the Pakistani community upped it to $20 million. Wait for Dubya to do the same thing...only a matter of time. Bear in mind that Pakistan is a major ally in the war on terror in the Middle East. Hmmm. This just in....US is in for $50 million. Go figure.

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