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  • Obama's "supplemental" Military Request Gives Money to the Palestinians and North Koreans

    04/10/2009 7:44:27 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 14 replies · 804+ views
    White House/The Lid ^ | 4/10/09 | Terrorism
    Today the Obama administration unveiled what it promised would be the last "emergency," "supplemental" spending bill to cover the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The total of $83.4 billion is supposed to pay for the two wars for the rest of the fiscal year. The President is using the emergency request as an excuse to slip money to North Korea and the Palestinians. Included within that $83.4 Billion is over $800 million for the West Bank and Gaza and $95 Million for North Korea and another $45 Million for Zimbabwe. Maybe I'm missing something but didn't North Korea just launched...
  • Kerry Backs Bush's $81.9 Bln War Spending Plan

    02/15/2005 2:16:27 PM PST · by redlenses · 28 replies · 661+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:43 PM ET
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Sen. John Kerry, whose baffling explanation of votes on Iraq war funding hurt his 2004 White House bid, said on Tuesday he would back President Bush's new $81.9 billion request for Iraq and Afghanistan. "I think we're in a very different situation," Kerry told reporters. "I'm going to vote for this ... I think this money is important to our being successful and to the completion of the process." The Massachusetts senator, who failed in his bid to unseat Bush last November in an election focused on national security, defended his decision to not back the...