Ronald Priestly, Main Arm
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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