the fact that the US has donated something like $100 billion in nonmilitary aid to Afghanistan since 2002...
Meanwhile, the US can't afford
to keep the parks or libraries open, can't afford
to pay the retirement checks that people paid for over decades of work, can't afford
any kind of reasonable medical care, can't afford
much of anything (except a few trillion here and there for the banksters).
I was recently quoted a minimum of $40,000 for a half-hour outpatient arthoscopic surgery, would you like to discuss misplaced priorities ?
A friend fell down in Belgium, had their elbow reconstructed under emergency conditions, they did a great job, cost $1800. What is wrong with the stuff between the ears of Americans ? Whatever that stuff might be, since it obviously isn't brains ?
During Vietnam, someone calculated that it would have been cheaper to give every Vietnamese person a new Cadillac and no driver training. More of "the enemy" would have been killed and the cost would have been a fraction of what we spent.
The US is pathologically ill. Honest.