To the editor:
As Americans struggle to make ends meet, I thought you would like to see how your tax dollars are being spent:
BANGLADESH: Islamists attempt to march on U.S. embassy. U.S. support: $200 million.
EGYPT: Demonstrators attack U.S. embassy, climb into compound, tear down U.S. flag, hurl stones; coincides with attack in Libya. U.S. support: $1.6 billion.
LIBYA: U.S. ambassador and three others killed as Islamists armed with guns, mortars, grenades stage military-style assault; coincides with attack in Egypt. U.S. support: $2.5 million.
SUDAN: Demonstrators attempt to climb walls of U.S. embassy; storm German embassy, set fire to it. U.S. support: $31 million.
TUNISIA: Protestors break into U.S. embassy compound, set fire to cars; set fire to an American school. U.S. support $25 million.
YEMEN (home to "Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula"): Demonstrators attack U.S. embassy, break through main gate, smash windows, burn cars, loot, burn U.S. flags, chant "Death to America, death to Israel." U.S. support: $62 million.
Remember this at election time.