We spent $200 billion in Iraq. Why quibble about $900 billion for the US?

It really irks me that there was little debate about spending the billions in Iraq. Yet when we want to spend money in the US, everyone calls it Socialism or handouts or welfare. Isn't our country worth more than Iraq?
Update: Even if it was a trillion in Iraq. Why argue and spit venom about spending an equal or greater amount in the US? We need to rebuild our economy. Aren't we worth money?
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