WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on top of a record $708 billion for the Defense Department next year, The Associated Press has learned - a request that could be an especially hard sell to some of the administration's Democratic allies.
The extra $33 billion in 2010 would mostly go toward the expansion of the war in Afghanistan. Obama ordered an extra 30,000 troops for that war as part of an overhaul of the war strategy late last year.
How can we afford this?
Am I the only one who THOUGHT Obama ran on an anti-war platform?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:52 PM on Jan. 14, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by tyme4me2day at 7:31 AM on Jan. 15, 2010
No, you aren't the only one that thought that and I also have to wonder how much of that money will be appropriated to pork. We know all too well how the dems like to sneak things that have nothing to do with military into military spending bills.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:57 PM on Jan. 14, 2010
I voted for Obama because he said he was going to bring the troops home. I'm pissed that when he said we would pull out of Iraq, what he really meant was maybe one day we would pull out of Iraq, and he keeps sending more and more of our troops to Afghanistran. He said these wars were wrong, but he continues with them.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on Jan. 14, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 6:18 PM on Jan. 14, 2010
How can we afford this? Yes, Lets NOT FUND our military while we are AT WAR
Am I the only one who THOUGHT Obama ran on an anti-war platform? Than you weren't listening, he ALWAYS stated he was FOR the war in Afghanistan
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 6:25 PM on Jan. 14, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 6:28 PM on Jan. 14, 2010
OP, you aren't alone. Many, many people thought Obama would end the war.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:29 PM on Jan. 14, 2010
Manco, he never campaigned on that, did you watch the debates? WHat he said was he wanted to responsibly bring to a close the war in Iraq and that wasn't something that could be done overnight. About Afghanistan he called it "the good war" and NEVER advocated bringing them home....Its one of the things I disagreed with him on then...
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 6:37 PM on Jan. 14, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 6:45 PM on Jan. 14, 2010
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 6:48 PM on Jan. 14, 2010