Oh my God, what a stupid article. Yes, Bush spends more on our military than we have since WWII. I bet a dozen eggs costs more in 2008 than it did in 1942 too. So, are we referring to overall cost in dollars, or percentage of GDP? What's his point? He might well have said "We're spending $100 billion on aircraft today... we spent much less on that in 1776!" Of course, quite a few of your readers would swoon over his insight on that one as well, so sorry to spoil the fun).
Also, we're not spending billions to defeat a 9/11 enemy that (apparently) spent hundreds of dollars on box cutters... by the way, does he even go into hardware stores and price things? The 9-11 hijackers are.... drum roll... already dead. Mr. Scheer should know that; I am surprised that he doesn't. He should also know that we are fighting Al Qaeda and their former Taliban hosts, who are still very much alive, although they have a lot more elbow room than they did seven years ago. By the way, that's going on in Afghanistan, sir, and Afghanistan is over on the other side of the world, not next to Iowa, in case he didn't know.
If Mr. Scheer actually paid for his college education, perhaps he should petition for a refund.