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September 17, 2021

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The Guardian (18 August) said Afghanistan cost the West two trillion US dollars. With a population of 40 million [in Afghanistan] that is, in USD $50,000 for every person, or $200,000 for, say, a family of four. That would be enough to build a house and set up every family in business or on a farm to keep them comfortable for the rest of their lives. Instead we leave ruin.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. cost aside, the decision to go into afghanistan in the first place, needs to be questioned, what was the purpose, was it achievable? history tells us that a country which doesn’t accept foreign forces on their home-soil, will always end in tears. the resultant power-vacuum, has allowed players like pakistan to exert a disruptive influence.

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