Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The War Tab

It's kind of like keeping a running tab in a bar, only a whole lot more expensive on so many fronts. The numbers just keep spiraling upward..

Good Money After Bad

Tom Ricks continues his reporting on the Fiasco in Iraq. It seems that it is more expensive than advertised. 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 [...]

Still, there are those who argue "we need more time"..

Building a Police Force

Its not something done in a day: "BAGHDAD - They wear matching body armor, ride in the same up-armored Humvees and load identical ammunition into M-4 rifles. They are not Soldiers serving in the U.S. Army; they are seasoned American [...]

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