Link'd Hear that flushing sound? That's our credibility going down the toilet. 1600 American casualties, $200 billion dollars, and countless Iraqis dead... for what? Ok so the Iraqi people might end up better off because of this. Maybe, years from now. But that's not why we went to war. We went for national security reasons, and from all accounts, this war has made us less safe. Saddam's scientists might hire themselves out to terrorist groups. Thousands of tons of weapons are floating around the region. Our troops are still in harms way. The Iraqi's voted, and 3 months later we still don't have a government. Billions of American taxpayer dollars are being wasted on infrastructure projects. American companies are gouging American taxpayers. Meanwhile Iraqis continue to die at a higher rate than when Saddam was in power. Our international credibility is in tatters. Oil prices are rising due largely to instability in the market. What have we gained from this war? And when can we bring our soldiers home?