Global conflicts will only grow without US help

Defending democracy and helping our allies doesn't shortchange American citizens. Quite the opposite.



November 3, 2023 - 9:57 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani talk to each other as they attend a signing ceremony during the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Tehran, Iran in 2015. Putin declared earlier this month that Moscow could play the role of mediator to help end the Israel-Hamas war, thanks to its friendly ties with both Israel and the Palestinians, adding that "no one could suspect us of playing up to one party." Photo by AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File

Those who argue that helping our allies means it shortchanges Americans, are misguided.

In defending her vote against sending aid to Israel, firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia, said she doesn’t believe using “Americans’ hard earned tax dollars to fund wars defending a foreign country’s borders while our own border is overrun and our own national security is at risk.”

Greene is referring to the U.S. border with Mexico. Last I looked, our neighbor to the south has no plans to invade.

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