plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose
Once upon a time there was a war. When the war was over, several countries were in shambles and needed rebuilding and there were refugees all over who needed a home. As one of the basically untouched on its own soil, the US got the lion’s share of cleaning up a lot of the mess. Of course it also got a lot of the wealth and power to go with it which was a good thing since rebuilding nations is really, really expensive. Now courtesy of an unnecessary invasion by the US, there is a big chunk of geography that needs fixing. Of course the question is: Who will do it? Who will pay for it?