What stings is when you read:
The report says the US Defense Department raised $1.7bn of relief and reconstruction aid in April 2003 for Iraq.
It contrasts this with the $1bn shortfall in funds faced then by the UN World Food Programme to avert starvation among 40 million Africans in 22 countries.
Conclusion: We don't care about starving Africans.
for some odd reason there is a disjunction between money spent for defense and money spent for creating social conditions that limit the need for defense….. isn't that strange.