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Should we give then $33 BILLION more??

The Pentagon wants $33 BILLION more for the war in Afghanastan that will last YEARS longer and who knows HOW many BILLIONS will be needed..

The Pentagon wants $33 billion in additional funding to pay for the war in Afghanistan this year and train the Afghan military, but members of Congress want to make sure they’re not writing a blank check.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared before Senate appropriators to defend the war supplemental, which is on top of the $708 billion baseline budget submitted to Congress in February.

Most of the war supplemental – a separate account used to pay for war costs – will pay for Afghanistan operations. Of that, $2.6 billion is to train the Afghan national security force, seen as a long-term endeavor that Congress worries could become a burden over time.

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Asked by sweet-a-kins at 12:57 PM on Mar. 26, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • On TOP of the 708 billion?


    Answer by DusterMommy at 1:01 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • People who don't want to pay for a war until it's won should keep that in mind before they support it in the first place.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:01 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • We have to. Until President Obama decides to pull our troops out of Afghanistan, we have to fund the war and the training of the Afghan security force is part of it.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 1:03 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • If it is needed to support the war, then it is needed. Until the war is over, money needs to be spent.

    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 1:06 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • That is sick. I have ALWAYS been against war......take that money and give it to OUR Government to pay down the deficit.And fund health care,etc.

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 1:11 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • I am all for keeping them busy in THEIR backyards instead of ours.


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 1:12 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • People who don't want to pay for a war until it's won should keep that in mind before they support it in the first place.

    Finally, something we agree onwink mini


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:15 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • W're there. We can't really just stop funding it or pull our troops out without a plan. So yeah, we are going to send the money.

    Answer by heatheryn at 2:18 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • I would rather see money spent on our troops than to see more sent to Haiti at this point. For one thing, the Constitution states that one of the expenses/requirements of federal government is the military. It doesn't say beans about billions being sent to rebuild countries filled with people who hate us ... and that we didn't even blow up (and in spite of those who would like to blame Bush for the earthquake).

    Some people gripe that defense spending is a quarter of the federal budget ~ but the only things the federal government are supposed to spend money on are the military and infrastructure. I am positive that the other 3/4 of the budget isn't spent on filling in potholes or upgrading the electric grid.

    Spend that money on our troops ... that and a whole lot more!

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 3:13 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • SUUUURE!!! Why not?!??! We can print more money, and take out IOU's, and tax our great grandchildren to death!   It's not like fiscal conservancy is "in" these's one big par-tay in the House!! 

    Besides protesting against the decisions the DEMOCRATS are making isn't doing any good!

    Mmm...mmm...mmm...(you know the rest!) LOL


    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:11 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

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