It's up to almost 9 trillion dollars. How many 0's is that? Does anyone really think this president is not going to take us into the 20 trillion dollar debt? He still has a long way to go. and having our soldier play security guards in Iraq is not getting any safer or cheaper. Honestly, it seems as if the "leaders" in Iraq have no incentive to get their own government up and running. They meet for a 1/2 hour, swear in Parliment and call it a day? There is too much infighting. and I hate the fact that the U.S. Soldiers are the ones with the most to lose and least to gain in that f'k up hell hole.