So... Saddam Hussein is dead. When Bismarck said the Balkans weren't worth "the bones of a single Pomeranian Grenadier", he was apparently delusionally wrong. Pomeranian Grenadiers -- or Iowan Infantrymen -- are quite cheap, especially if you throw their bones away in far-away places and don't raise anyone's taxes. So cheap, in fact, that you can throw away 618,000 American bones (with the dead alone!) in the pursuit of a single Arab tyrant.
Remember, other Arab tyrants are on Dubya's hit list.