ABC host Emma Alberici finds common ground with UNICEF peace-at-all-coster Carol Bellamy:
EMMA ALBERICI: The Australian, British and US governments were willing to spend billions of dollars waging a war in Iraq after the death of 3,000 mainly Americans on September 11. A letter to the editor in one of our major newspapers this morning points out that now that 60,000 Asians have been killed, those same countries have only been prepared to spend millions to help.
CAROL BELLAMY: Well, frankly, we at UNICEF think that money spent on war is wasted money in the first place, wherever that war is; that war is not good for children in any forum at all. So those kinds of resources, wherever it is – whether it’s in the Middle East or whether it’s in Columbia or whether it’s in Sri Lanka itself – is money badly spent and ought to be spent on human development, not on war.
Pair of idiots. Meanwhile, Miranda Devine highlights a more entertaining conversation:
Listen to Neill Wright, the new UNHCR regional representative, speaking to Phillip Adams this month on Radio National: “Australia is particularly generous in offering what we call resettlement – that’s an opportunity to start again in a third country.”
Adams replies, sarcastically: “Well, I suppose you could describe it as generosity.”
He just did, Phillip.