Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Let's Try Feeding Them Instead of Bombing Them

AP Reports that "The number of malnourished people worldwide has grown to 840 million — including 300 million children — even though there are ample supplies to feed them, a United Nations official said Monday. World Food Program Director James Morris said the number of malnourished was growing by about 5 million a year, but that there were enough available resources to rid the world of hunger."

At the risk of sounding "sensitive", it seems to me that a foreign policy in which the United States led the way with charity and compassion rather than cluster bombs might be our only chance at combating the underlying causes of terrorism throughout the world. Bombing the shit out of them sure doesn't seem to be working.


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