Oman—oh my!

December 16, 2009

It’s time again for another post comparing U.S. military spending to that of an Islamic country.  Google has a nifty tool (which it didn’t seem to have a month ago when we looked at Yemen) that allows users to generate graphs of military spending as a portion of GDP for whichever countries one selects.  Google uses World Bank data.

Today, we look at Oman, which outstrips even Saudi Arabia as a bigtime military spender:

That’s a whopping 11.3 percent of Oman’s GDP toward their military in 2006.  As always, I must repeat that I’m not equating military spending to terrorist financing…


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