On the September 22 broadcast of his show, right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh said of Barack Obama,
He's Arab. You know, he's from Africa. He's from Arab parts of Africa. ... [H]e's not African-American. The last thing that he is is African-American.
There are 38 million people in Kenya, the country from which Barack Obama's father (who is not Arab, but Luo) originated. Less than 1% of Kenyans are Arabs, while 13% are Luo. The average pay for an actor in the US is $62,000. Hiring the entire population of Kenya as sitcom actors so that Americans could see them on TV and realize that they are not Arabs would cost $2.36 trillion, which is less than Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes' estimate of $3 trillion for the cost of the Iraq War.