Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Billions for offence, and still no oversight

It seems like only a couple of days ago that Congress gave the Pentagon about $80 billion or so to continue the civil war funding Our Troops in Iraq (this is way over and beyond the $493 billion in the regular defense budget - which is itself more than the rest of the entire world COMBINED spends on guns and ammo, and, as the White House itself has pointed out, is "... a 7-percent increase over 2006 and a 48-percent increase [!!!] over 2001 ..."), so I was a little taken aback to see that not only did Congress approve an additional $50 billion for Iraq today, they did it even after the White House had canceled a briefing on the status of the war in Iraq this morning!

What's up with that? A couple or four Senators (Dems, of course) are wondering when Bush is going to let them in on how the war's going, cause they're, like, concerned.

Raw Story has the rest of the story.

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