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Bush asks for $10B Pentagon ' Never Ending War Fund'

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posted on Sep, 20 2002 @ 10:44 AM
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 ó Even before Congress begins debating a war against Iraq, the Bush administration is stepping up the pressure to approve a $10 billion Pentagon reserve fund that lawmakers believe could be used to finance military operations against Saddam Hussein.

DEFENSE SECRETARY Donald Rumsfeld met with senior members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees last week to argue for the $10 billion, which would supplement the Pentagonís already substantial $355 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. As broadly proposed, the funds could be used for any activities ěto respond to or protect against acts or threatened acts of terrorism.î Even where it has provided some rough breakdown of how the money would be spent, the Pentagon has reserved the right to reallocate funds on just 15 daysí notice to Congress.

www.msnbc.com...




posted on Sep, 20 2002 @ 07:04 PM
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The same was thought by the spineless democrats of reagan's day when he was burying the Soviets. Appeasement! Disarm, maybe they'll do the same! Survival costs too much!

Now that the Soviet threat has been stopped by the U.S. everyone can take the time to realize that being a real leader with backbone, courage and character is the right thing. Naw, no matter how many times the weak-hearted are proven wrong, they still sound off and are still listened to.

[Edited on 21-9-2002 by Thomas Crowne]

[Edited on 21-9-2002 by Thomas Crowne]



posted on Mar, 19 2003 @ 08:43 PM
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BTW, this *is* another breech of the Constitution...Under the powers of Congress, it's clearly stated that the President can't seek appropriations for war to last any more than a *two year period*. If he wants to extend that period or seek to appropriate more money, he has to ask Congress for it.

..."As long as it takes" sounds like it falls outside of that limitation...



posted on Jul, 21 2005 @ 07:07 PM
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Got the notice on the house cleaning move and BAM!! What was old is new again....tie this to the UK Officer's meeting minutes and we have a case, citizens, of some blaringly obvious positioning to start a war, no?

[edit on 21-7-2005 by Bout Time]



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