Publicerad: 2007-08-30 10:34
Krigets logik? Ett krig är lika logiskt som människors logik! jag vet inte om jag kan skriva under på rationalism i det här fallet..
Bush Wants $50 Billion More for Iraq War Planned Request Signals Confidence That Congress Won’t Prevail on Pullout
By Thomas E. Ricks
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 29, 2007; Page A01
President Bush plans to ask Congress next month for up to $50 billion in additional funding for the war in Iraq, a White House official said yesterday, a move that appears to reflect increasing administration confidence that it can fend off congressional calls for a rapid drawdown of U.S. forces.
The request — which would come on top of about $460 billion in the fiscal 2008 defense budget and $147 billion in a pending supplemental bill to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — is expected to be announced after congressional hearings scheduled for mid-September featuring the two top U.S. officials in Iraq. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker will assess the state of the war and the effect of the new strategy the U.S. military has pursued this year.