That's Billion With a "B"

Andy Rooney of "60 Minutes" went on a rant last night: "I'm not really clear how much a billion dollars is but the United States — our United States — is spending $5.6 billion a month fighting this war in Iraq that we never should have gotten into. We still have 139,000 soldiers in Iraq today. Almost 2,000 Americans have died there. For what?" . . . rest of rant is here.