The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq
across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping,
fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. Their
convoy's exit marked the end of a bitterly divisive war that raged for
nearly nine years and left Iraq shattered, with troubling questions
lingering over whether the Arab nation will remain a steadfast U.S.
The mission cost nearly 4,500 American and
well more than 100,000 Iraqi lives and $800 billion from the U.S.
Treasury. The question of whether it was worth it all is yet unanswered.