Comments under yesterday's America: costs of war vs. peace? blog post:
- Sloan Bashinsky I seldom, if ever see online and in the news media anyone calling for the total withdrawal American troops from the Middle East. What if America had never invaded Afghanistan and Iraq? What would this world and America be like today? We'll never know. What if President Obama, after being sworn in, had brought all the troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq, instead of accepting the Nobel Peace Prize and continuing those two wars? We'll never know. What if Donald Trump, after being sworn in, had brought all the troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq? We'll never know. What we do know is war is very big business in America and rich white men run those businesses. What we also know is health care and medicine in America cost a great deal more than in other countries. Is that because they spend less money on their military and war?
- Sloan Bashinsky I'm impressed. But I ask you, Walt. How much money is spent on American wars, which could beef up Medicare, Obamacare, etc.? Or, is it okay for the government to spend money on idiotic (if you don't factor in corporate profit) foreign wars, but not okay to spend money providing affordable healthcare in America?
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