Re: @Martin Summers
1. I did point out that the same funding was sadly not given to everyone and it should be.
2. Finding someone whether they are dead or alive is still a worthwhile endeavour *in my opinion* whether it's one or hundreds hence my parallel with a missing child, it was just an example. I've never lost someone close to me like that, have you? But I can damn well empathise with it. Until you have experienced that loss it's quite easy to talk in terms of return on investment, these are human lives we are talking about and if it was a member of your close family I doubt money would come into it or are you actually saying you could be that pragmatic?
3. I expressed no opinion on the Madeline case at all other than what happened. I happen to agree with what you've said about her parents but it's got nothing to do with finding her and it wasn't her fault! I don't care what they've spent trying to find her as was my point. I'm not quite sure what was meant to be bullshit about my own opinion.
Jeez, if you're going to criticise at least read what I've put and think about it a bit.