Politics: This moronic comic from Pat Oliphant came up in my comics page the other day, and, after a few days of hearing this particular talking point through the usual propaganda channels, I just saw it again. It pissed me off enough that I took a look at the stats.
Naturally, it’s bullshit. The top 50 governments pledging tsunami aid, per GDP:
- Qatar (#2)
- UAE (#5)
- Kuwait (#9)
- Bahrain (#10)
- Saudi Arabia (#15)
Given that the USA’s at #29, and the UK at #22, I think the arab states are coming up with a pretty good result there.
I guess it’s hard to look beyond today’s talking points when you’re still drawing cartoons at the age of 70.