FACT The US entered WW II on December 7th, 1941, and finished the war on August 14th 1945. This was 1346 days. WW II was over and done with, for the US, in 1346 days. We have now been at war in Iraq for 1391 days - and there is no end in sight. Way to go Republicans, you did a horrible job. That's why you no longer control Congress.