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.
Answer by DusterMommy at 1:01 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:01 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
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Answer by Lindalu2 at 1:11 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
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 on
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:15 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
Answer by heatheryn at 2:18 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
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 days...it'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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