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Bush to request hefty Iraq war funds

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posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 06:07 PM
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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.
 



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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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posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 07:40 PM
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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 Iran.

Isn't it Iraq and Afghanistan? Even if I agree that they are hell-bent on attacking Iran, it hasn't occured yet.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 07:42 PM
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Oops... minor typo. I was thinking one thing and typing another.

Thanks for pointing that out. I'll fix that.


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posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 08:42 AM
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I take it no one else finds it odd that Bush is following through with his "calling out" of Congress?

When push come to shove... I think Bush is trying to get Congress to push first.

With Bush's request for further funding of the war in Iraq, do you think Congress will go along with it? or do you think they'll tell him off? or maybe Congress will meet him in the middle?



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