Beating Swords Into Solar Panels | Common Dreams

يعطي المقال أدناه صورة محزنة لما كان يمكن للأموال التي صرفتها الولايات المتحدة على الحرب في أفغانستان والعراق أن تحث في التنمية، داخل الولايات المتحدة وخارجها.

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A trillion dollars.  It’s a lot of money.  In a year it could send 127 million college students to school, provide health insurance for 206 million people, or pay the salaries of seven million schoolteachers and seven million police officers.  A trillion dollars could do a lot of good.  It could transform or save a lot of lives.  Now, imagine doubling the money; no, tripling it.  How about quadrupling it, maybe quintupling it, or even sextupling it?  Unfortunately, you really will have to imagine that, because the money to do it isn’t there.  It was (or will be) spent on Washington’s disastrous post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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