The US State Department has a new page this morning calling it “U.S. Government Assistance to Syria” in which NEA highlights US Humanitarian Aid to the Syrian people, which included a funding of $210m. Obama Syria aid? hefty $0.07 a day.
The help Foggy Bottom writes about is most appreciated by Syrians. Without this help, the tragedy would have been far worse even though Syrians would have been able to save lots of taxpayers money had the Obama Administration asked the Arab countries to fund and arm the Free Syrian Army from the moment it became a force capable of bringing down the regime. Instead, this administration withheld crucial support for a long time driving the tragedy to the humanitarian necessities being remunerated by State today.
In other words, Syrians need Humanitarian Aid because Obama blocked Syrians from winning this war fast and early.
Obama Syria aid today looks like a doctor prescribing to amputate a leg after he steps aside to let the bullet hit. Closer Look at the Numbers
But let’s take a closer look at the numbers US State is making reference to.
- According to the UNHCR, there are 600,000 Syrian refugees.
- According to US State own data, it helped treat 410,000 Syrian injuries and performed 22, 370 medical operations from funding it provides the Red Cross annually during the course of its normal annual assistance to the Red Cross.
- The US State Department also delivered plastic sheeting, warm clothes, etc. to 130,000 Syrians. That number is estimated to grow to 515,000, which will be funded through UNICEF State Department aid.
- Furthermore, the US State Department funding has also helped deliver food to 3 million Syrians. Through help of the World Food Program (WFP) and UNHCR during the course of its annual giving.
Obama Syria aid? A Hefty $0.07 a day
In reality though, the $210m provided by State are supplementary to already budgeted line items paid and settled every October of every fiscal year to different programs and global charities the US helps fund.
If we take the additional $210m the US State has set aside (Again, thank you) and divide it by the number of people it helped, we should get a sense of the REAL Obama Syria aid this president is delivering.
That number comes to $0.07 a day for each Syrian affected. How did we get $0.07 a day? We divided $210m by 4,525m Syrians affected divided further by 665 days in conflict.
7 cents a day of Obama Syria aid for every Syrian. Be it in the form of food, warm clothing, or medical supplies.
Once again, we take this opportunity to thank President Obama for his generosity and warmth towards the plight of the children dying, the women being raped, and whole families displaced even though the aid looks like the 1% Obama was generous enough to give to charities and report on his own personal income tax return of $1.2m.
Is Iran objecting to more Obama Syria aid Mr. President?
We cannot but wonder how much more President George Bush would have done.