It's bread and circuses, while the people watch wars on foreign soil it means anyone questioning it is a supposed traitor who supports, Islamofacism, Communism, the enemy, hates America etc.
It means other things can wait, (like sorting out internal problems), it normalises the status quo and disenfranchises those who don't agree (seen as traitors or troublemakers).
Social control and money for big corporations, win win but not for the general population.
Don’t say, “It’s been a good day” till sundown.
Don’t say, “She’s a good wife” till she’s buried.
Don’t say, “It’s a good sword” till you’ve tested it.
Don’t say, “She’s a good girl” till she’s married off.
Don’t say, “The ice is safe” till you’ve crossed it.
Don’t say, “The beer is good” till you’ve drunk the last of it.
From Hávamál, a Norse poem