A friend send me a link to this page that features a running total of the amount the US has spent fighting the war in Iraq and a comparison to a few of the things that money could have paid for. When you consider the thousands of people who have been killed or wounded in this war, the hundreds of thousands of people displaced from their families, and the huge monetary expense, we need to have some rock-solid reasons for sending the military anywhere. W’s comparison of this war to World War II shows he really doesn’t understand the costs of going to war.