There has lot of controversies on whether the deployment of troops must come to an end sooner rather than later.
The cost of the war so far has estimated to be somewhere between two and three trillion. Most of this money goes to deployment of the huge troops in Iraqi soil post war. While the crime rate in Homeland is on the rise, much of US citizen's tax has been spent in protecting Iraqi citizens.
Instead of investing this heavily in a war, the security systems and homeland protection could have been developed to counteract terrorism. Its true there had been no terror attacks on US in homeland post September 11, 2001. But the loss of US citizens as troops in Iraq and Afghan and loss of US diplomats and tourist on foreign soil has been on the rise. The cost relating to these attacks has also been on the rise.
The wages of war roadside bombings, military funerals, shattered mosques, wounded children have shaken people far from the violence. Post war, US had to spend millions in rebuilding Iraq. They had to bring the fallen economy of Iraq back to stable, using their dollars.
With the US economy falling into recession with the war, its motives in foreign affairs has also been questioned. US started the war stating that Iraq is engaged in accumulation of weapons of mass destruction. But to date no such arms and ammunitions of mass destruction has been discovered in Iraq. ...