Thursday, April 9, 2009

Expensive Quagmire

Can we afford to keep up these wars? Obama seeks another $83 billion for Iraq, Afghanistan

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.

About $75 billion of that would pay for military operations, with the rest going to diplomatic programs and development aid.

What a waste.

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