Ted Rall for January 10, 2005
"Cheap?" The U.S. has been criticized for spending billions on the Iraq war and pennies on disaster aid. What you might not know is: The war is disaster aid! (Bush: The CBU-97 cluster bomb isn't just an effective anti-personnel weapon. Each cannister also contains nutritious, heavy food aid tidbits.) (Wild-eyed terrorists die when mixing pop rocks with coke. U.S. allies know not to make that mistake. 20 LB rasin bran canister feeds a family for a month-after killing its breadwinner. 16 OZ sprite takes out a talib after being dropped 10,000 ft... and tastes fizzy.) The U.S. army's standard issue rifle bullet contains the tungsten, lead and antimony Iraqi children need for a hearty meal. The GBU-28 "bunker buster" takes out government ministries with a bang... it also scatters convenient first-aid kits throughout the rubble.