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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will seek passage in coming weeks of $94.2 billion in emergency money for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other programs, including $2 billion more to prepare for an influenza pandemic.
He (Obama) is hoping to use the money to begin phasing out combat operations in Iraq while building up U.S. forces in Afghanistan where al Qaeda and Taliban fighters are gaining strength.
Originally posted by TheAssociate
I wonder what exactly they mean by "prepare for an influenza pandemic" and why 2 billion dollars is necessary to do so. Does this simply mean making sure there is enough vaccines to go around or is it something more sinister? Setting aside money to beef up the security that will be needed when martial law is implemented? Maybe i'm just being paranoid but 2 billion is a lot of money to spend with no real explanation offered.