As DC’s powerful debate the debt crisis, one aspect of our spending is completely absent from the debate: war spending.
The Arab Spring continues – hopeful, dangerous, transformative all at the same time. Egypt’s new government struggles to craft new governance and a new foreign policy, including new relations with the U.S., Palestine and Israel. Palestinian refugees channel the Arab Spring through their Nakba Day marches to Israel’s borders to assert their international law-mandated right of return.
The Iraq War isn’t wrapping up, the Afghanistan War is failing, and we can’t afford either one. If we are ever going to find 15 million jobs, we need to end the wars and cut military spending.