Even With Obama, War Tab Keeps Getting Bigger
I remember liberals talking about what a profound waste it was when Bush was requesting $87 billion to fund the war back in late 2003 (the same $87 billion that became a headache in 2004 for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry).
It looks as if those happy times are here again:
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Obama administration will ask Congress for another $83.4 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through the end of September, Democratic congressional sources said Thursday.
The request is expected to pay for those conflicts for the rest of the 2009 budget year, two Democratic congressional sources said.
The money would bring the running tab for both conflicts to about $947 billion, according to figures from the Congressional Research Service.
I guess those same liberals can at least take comfort in $83 billion being less than $87 billion.