A bad dream
Don't worry: Polistra is, of course, a cartoon character. So she'll bounce back to fight another day, in the time-honored style of cartoons.
Our country is not a cartoon character. War is emphatically not a comic strip. Nor should we use abstract economic theories to run a war. Economic theories assume that all players are essentially civilized and engaged in a competition for monetary goals. They do not apply to Arabs.