The United States beat the Nazis and Japs in less than 4 years.<quoted text>
With all due respect, no I am not.
World War II was easily the costliest war in American history, gobbling up 45 percent of America's gross national product. In addition to levying income taxes on everyone earning more than $600 a year, the government raised the rest of the money through war bonds and deficit financing. The federal debt ballooned from 52 percent of Gross Domestic Product in 1940 to 120 percent by the end of the war, the highest in history.
In relative terms, the Iraq war has been fairly cheap by historical standards, costing about $120 billion a year or around one per cent of GDP, compared to 45 percent of GDP for World War II. In absolute terms, however, the Iraq war is the "second most expensive war" in American history after World War II. According to Hormats, it has been financed largely through the issuing of treasury bonds, 40 to 45 percent of which have been bought by foreigners.
Plus we did not waste Trillions and Trillions of dollars occupying their countries.
It was shameful and disgraceful that Bush and Cheney did not raise taxes to pay for two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Military-Industrial-Congressio nal Complex Pt1