As Americans, we’re cheap.
As Jimmy Carter pointed out not so long ago on Charlie Rose, America gives proportionately less foreign aid to developing countries than any other Western nation.
But with a muy expensivo war on, what to do?
As Reuters noted today,
“If Angelina Jolie gives birth in Namibia, she would have done for our tourism sector what our tourism board budget cannot do in a year,” Namibian Ambassador to the United States Hopelong Iipinge said in a letter released to the media late Thursday.”
Britney and K-Fed, you take Burkina Faso. Matt Damon and Luciana? You’ve got Mozambique. Okay. Niger, Niger… Rachel Weisz? You and Darren Aronofsky are bound for beautiful Niamey.
Don’t tell us you don’t like Africa – we saw “The Constant Gardner!”