The White House confirmed Wednesday that its new budget next month will not request a full year’s funding for the war in Iraq, leaving the next
president and Congress to confront major cost questions soon after taking office in 2009.
The decision reverses the administration’s stance of just a year ago, when President Bush’s budget made a point of spelling out in advance what he
thought the costs would be for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for 2008.
Personally I find this very telling about a man and his administration who made so many statements on how important it was to keep the military funded
and how delaying would be so unjust and un-American.
It seems that insuring the military has enough money for the future only matters when not ensuring this means you can score some future political
points for your party by letting the next (most liely0 Democratic president carry the burden.
Sad in general as our political system has become so shamefully based on party vs. party rather than one nation for all.
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[edit on 24-1-2008 by Animal]