How does the cost of switching over to wholly green technology in the US at current prices and at current technology without factoring in possible improvements in efficiency or technology solely in terms of infrastructure and not considering the costs of winding down the fossil fuel industry (an important consideration itself) compare with the total cost of the war in Iraq?
(International-economics is probably not the best tag for this question. If anyone has a better suggestion please edit it in).
To address the concern raised by @ThisIsNoZaku here is a snippet of an interview from DemocracyNow:
Amy Goodman: Sally Holmes can you respond to what Interior Secretary Zinke said about fighting wars for oil?
Sally Holmes: I think he just basically removed the smokescreen about fighting wars for democracy and freedom and admitted they are for oil, and I think it is extremely irresponsible for him to not only say that, but also for him to say that they are not looking for any other alternatives. There are other ways, renewable energy obviously, but we don't need to be sending more Americans, more of our family members and friends across the world to fight for energy when we have the scientific technology here to change that.