If there is any winner out of the two wars that the United States is currently engaged , it is China. They reap the benefits of our soldiers blood and our treasury by being able to spend the money that we cannot because we do not have it.
In Afghanistan, a chinese conglomerate has spent 3. 4 billion dollars on a mining project that will reap envirmentmental disaster on the country and it will also provide a huge amount of profit to the Chinese company and by extension the Chinese government. The story is the same in Iraq.
We as a nation have spent so far 1.4 trillion dollars fighting two wars but worse, we have lost almost 4000 lives and have had thousands maimed for life.
To what end do we as a nation achieve, if we are the one that spends out treasury and the lives of our soldiers but other countries reap the benefit?
And to what end do we as a Republic achieve if we are helping to strengthen a totalitarian regime, China, that ultimately will seek to be overthrow the United States?
The end is disaster. No country in the world historically has been able to maintain its strength if it is financially broke. Nor can the force of arms maintain a nations strength.