Friday, September 26, 2008

Arias condems military spending

Costa Rica's President Oscar Arias addresses the 63rd United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 24, 2008. Arias told the Assembly that many governments were hurting their citizens by indulging in excessive military spending and that universal literacy, the eradication of many preventable diseases and safe drinking water for everyone could all be achieved if the world spent as much on those causes as it already does on military forces. (Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

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