A Flight Of Fancy.
I would like to comment not on this aircraft or its designers, engineers and the personal experience of the joy of flying an Airbus. Rather the manner in which politicians have never grasped the fundamental success of cooperative ventures, when restricted to the sharing of private enterprise between companies. That success always did and still does show that Nations can work together under trade and private agreements. It went sour when the politicos wanted a military transport to rival Russian and American capability in order to butter their egotistical federal ambition. Read the linked article to see what happens when hubris is given a blank cheque and weep for the hospitals, schools, deficits this might have helped!
Add the continuing terrible losses in Afghanistan and our dreadful world can be seen at its worst, when controlled by the same shadowy figures that pollute all our lives. Trust me, these two issues are linked by a very similar plague.