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Warning over Pentagon war funding

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posted on Dec, 21 2007 @ 08:11 PM
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Warning over Pentagon war funding


news.bbc.co.uk

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has warned that the US military is in danger of running out of money for its operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He said Congressional funding for the wars was inadequate and budget constraints were undermining planning.

Congress this week approved $70bn (£35bn) - just half the sum that US President George W Bush had sought.
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posted on Dec, 21 2007 @ 08:11 PM
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And apparently the cost of the war is up to 2.76 trillion dollars.

I'd hate to have the bailifs come knocking for that kind of debt...

But at least they've tried to soften the blow of the cost by bringing some of the boys home..... next year... maybe..


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posted on Dec, 21 2007 @ 09:33 PM
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Wouldn't it be a shame if they couldn't fund their illegal war anymore?

Guess they'd have to tax the corporate interests that gain the most from this endeavor, in order to keep their profitable war machine rolling, eh?

Like that'll happen...


I find this statement to be worth highlighting:


Asked whether he still hoped to see troop levels down to 100,000 by the end of 2008, Mr Gates said he now regretted having used a specific number.
BBC News | Middle East | Warning over Pentagon war funding

I'll bet he does!

He might be later held accountable for that statement when it doesn't come to pass.

How embarrassing!

Funny how they can demand more money to keep the war going, but can't seem to find a way to end it.

Business as usual, I suppose.



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