worse than giving away our money, they tend to give it to countries that will misuse it. much of what we give away, goes through UN programs. they are notoriously corrupt and never can account for the money. it is worthwhile supporting our friends. it is worthwhile investing in programs that show a real return.
unreported by the MSM is the effect bushs' aids program in africa has had. for a relatively small investment, we have a large return in good will and hopefully reduced cost for some of these other wasteful programs down the road.
you know from my past posts that i think our escalation in afghanistan is a huge mistake and waste of lives and money. if you had to pick a good war investment, we got far more out of iraq, than we will ever get from afghanistan. i hate that vietnam comparison, but if ever a conflict had the potential to qualify, afghanistan is it.