Critics of the war like to call Iraq the "51st State"as a way of pointing out the amount of money and manpower that's been poured into that nation. I once ran the numbers, and we could have spent less in Iraq by just skipping the invasion--and offering each citizen $100,000. Yeah we save money by just buying the country outright. Family of five, you get a half-million in US dollars... sign right here. I think most Iraqis would go for that one. Of course, I wasn't really serious about making Iraq the 51st state, but apparently Donald Trump is.