Thursday, December 01, 2011

Please Don't Tell Me To Do The Maths

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.