Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The classics never go out of style.

Ah, the good old days:

This is 1.7 billion.


(Off Camera) All right, this is the first. I mean, when you talk about 1.7, you're not suggesting that the rebuilding of Iraq is gonna be done for $1.7 billion?


Well, in terms of the American taxpayers contribution, I do, this is it for the US. The rest of the rebuilding of Iraq will be done by other countries who have already made pledges, Britain, Germany, Norway, Japan, Canada, and Iraqi oil revenues, eventually in several years, when it's up and running and there's a new government that's been democratically elected, will finish the job with their own revenues. They're going to get in $20 billion a year in oil revenues. But the American part of this will be 1.7 billion. We have no plans for any further-on funding for this.

So ... how's that "surge" going these days? Whoops ...

Bush Asks for $46 Billion More for Wars

WASHINGTON — President Bush asked Congress on Monday for another $46 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and finance other national security needs. "We must provide our troops with the help and support they need to get the job done," Bush said.

The figure brings to $196.4 billion the total requested by the administration for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere for the budget year that started Oct. 1. It includes $189.3 billion for the Defense Department, $6.9 billion for the State Department and $200 million for other agencies.

To date, Congress has already provided more than $455 billion for the Iraq war, with stepped-up military operations running about $10 billion a month. The war has claimed the lives of more than 3,830 members of the U.S. military and more than 73,000 Iraqi civilians.

In other news, members of the Retard-o-sphere have found another bright shiny thing somewhere.


E in MD said...

I cannot adequately express how seethingly angry I am at the downturn my country has made since Emperor George was first appointed by SCOTUS to be President. The Iraq war is merely one little part of it.

Our choice come elections will be criminals and cowards. Assuming Bush allows an election at all. I weep for my nation.

Sparky said...

Of course there'll be an election.
Of course a democrat'll get elected 'cause of the crap the repugs have been spewing out for the past 2 terms.
And then something "terroristy"'ll happen to the US during the new 'democratic' term and then the repugs'll all go "See?!?!?!?!! We toldya so!!!!" and the MSM will all ride on the 'we have to kill 'em over there before they kill more over here' bandwagon that'll ensue and that'll pretty much be the end of anyone even speaking of gearing down the "war on terror".
That's my prediction.
We shall see waht transpires.

Ti-Guy said...

I'm amazed that Andrew Natsios ever had a career in the first place. It's obvious at the time that he was asserting things he could not possibly have known.