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The Profits of War

The Profits of War

Just more proof that “war is a racket.”

More than $73 billion have been sent to to Afghanistan to help rebuild the country, yet only a paltry 10 percent of those funds actually make it into actually rebuilding anything. A lot of it gets chopped right of the top the moment the money hits the ground.Of course, people have to make money, but when more than 2/3s of the cash goes to administration, well, we have a problem.  Newser.com

When a country of wealth, such as the US, spends decades in a country, it is a good thing to help rebuild that country. Many people may disagree, but you can’t argue that those that suffer the most during war are the ones that have the least. Many societies have protested wars because they feel the poor fight the wars of the rich, and those feelings exist to these days. And when you consider a country such as Afghanistan, it’s a poor country to begin with, and then whole communities are displaced, families lose their homes, fields and crops are destroyed, not necessarily by design, but as a product of war, it is right and good to try and replace what was lost, if it can be done.

However, when only 10 cents of every dollar makes it to those that need it, that is wrong. I don’t know what can be done, maybe you have an idea, but something must be done to try and get the money flowing to where it needs to flow, and not getting damned up in the administration.

About mattbaker

Matthew Baker is a veteran of the United States Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Ronald Reagan from 2002 to 2006. He holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Oklahoma. Baker has worked as a reporter and photographer for The Purcell Register in Purcell, Ok, and is currently teaching English and Journalism to high school students in Norman, OK.

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