Friday, February 27, 2009

Obama's Requests $130 Billion Dollar War Chest: Iraq/Afghanistan

Barry Artiste Op/Ed

H-m-m-m something tells me if Bush were still President there would be flag burning Left Wing Protests in the streets and yelling for one's head, but since it is Newly minted President Obama, these protests seem eeriely silent.

How hypocritical, when it seems "Same Shit-Different Diaper" when the task of Politics is at hand, Yet the Lefties continue the "Obama Love Fest"!

Bush must be sitting in his ranch, cuppa hot cocoa in hand, smiling smugly!

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama proposed war spending yesterday that nears $11 billion a month for the next year and a half despite the planned drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq.

The Obama administration wants to spend about $75 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through next fall, costs that were largely set by the previous Bush administration. On top of that the budget proposal released yesterday asks Congress for $130 billion for next year.

It's not clear yet whether Obama's promise to bring combat troops home from Iraq will carry a cost savings in the near term. The United States has been spending some $11 billion to $12 billion per month fighting two wars.

"The president is working with his military commanders to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan while responsibly removing combat forces from Iraq," the White House budget summary said.

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