The CIA tells me Afghanistan 2010 GDP was $27.4 billion, 30% higher than in 2008. Not bad growth!
They also tell me the population is 28.9 million.
The Guardian tells me that the cost of paying for the 352,000 member (1.2% of population) Afghan national security force is $8 billion, or 30% of GDP.
No I don't know what any of this means except that shit is fucked up and bullshit.