I know this is true -- if we had not spent the money, we would not owe it. Our debt is the biggest threat to our national survival. We spent hundreds of billions (if not over a trillion) and what did we get our of it? Is the Middle East more stable? Is the US safer? Has al qaeda gone away? Do the people of the world love Americans more?
Did we get value for our money? The answer is "NO!" It didn't turn out well and many people said it wouldn't before we went in.