posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 06:07 PM
It has been reported that President Bush will now ask Congress for over $100 Billion dollars to continue financing the wars in Iraq and in
Afghanistan. This is the largest sum request by President Bush, thus far, to fund the highly controversial wars.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
President George W. Bush will request slightly more than $100 billion to cover war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the rest of this year and an
even larger amount for fiscal 2008 that begins on October 1,
congressional sources said on Thursday.
The administration, which will submit the war cost proposals along with its annual budget on Monday, will provide details of its war spending plans to
try to placate critics who have accused it of using a shadow budget to fund the war.
For the current fiscal year, the White House will ask Congress to approve an additional $93 billion for the Defense Department to conduct the two wars
and about $7 billion for State Department activities, a Senate aide said.
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Just a week or so after Bush made his "I'm the decider" comment, he's pushing the envelope with Congress. This will probably be a deciding point
for Congress to either keep their stance against furthering the war effort, or buckeling under the pressure of protecting our troops.
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[edit on 2/1/2007 by Infoholic]