Canada's quagmire: The war in Afghanistan
Couldn't resist adding my 2 cents to a discussion that had closed after I read through it.
Several people commented on Sweden, the social-democratic model. Look/listen to Amy Goodman's interview with Swedish pacifists, December 10 or 11, democracynow.org, to get a better understanding of the degree of involvement of Sweden in the global arms manufacturing and exporting sector. It is No. 2 producer of weapons, on a per capita scale, i.e., proportionate to its population). (I assume Israel is No. 1.)
The domestic peace and economic well-being have a dirty price tag, it seems.