Here on PF in a thread on leaving Afghanistan one person posted 'that means there's going to be another war'. Money for war means money for weapons makers (aka 'Defense Industry') and that means money for lobbyists who pretty much run the government by funding election campaigns. That goes for both parties. The vote for funding for the war in Afghanistan two decades ago went 99.8% in favor in Congress. Only ruthless dictators can top that. If we keep doing the same things we will not get any better.