In a CNN interview on 'Fareed Zakaria GP' (video below), Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was puzzled by America’s choice to spend money on defense while the country’s jobless rate remains high.
“The United States is doing a very ugly thing,” he said. “They are spending so much money for these military bases, (but) they cannot spend this money for the American unemployed?”
“They have more than one thousands of billions of dollars for military budget. If they spend this money for the American economy, is it necessary for the people to go to Wall Street? Would there remain any difference or hostility?"