In pictures: US views on the costs of war
Bernita Parker, from Maryland

A lot of the money was mishandled in the beginning [in Iraq]. But when you are dealing with that amount of money, it's hard to keep a handle on it.

However, I realise the soldiers need what they need... so I feel it's such a Catch-22, it's an awful situation.

If you say no to the president [for war funding], what will happen to the troops?

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