Just the facts, ma'am: 6.1trillion out of 14.3 trillion - almost half - because of Dubya, Cheney and their misadventures abroad and at home. The anemic stimuli the States spent on anyway projects and subsequently cut or abandoned maintaining a pittance in comparison. Who holds the Debt? 3.6trillion is US - NOT THE US, BUT Usn's. China is 1.2 trillion.