Truth to Power

This has got to stop

Congress has passed four similar emergency spending measures for the wars since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. This one would put the overall cost of combat and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan – as well as Pentagon operations against terrorists worldwide – past $300 billion.

The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, says lawmakers previously approved $228 billion. The latest money is to last through Sept. 30, the end of the current budget year. Pentagon officials have said they will have to ask for more money for 2006.</i>

Remember the guy who was fired at the start of this insanity for saying the war would cost 50-60 billion? Gee, bet he’s laughing now.

This war must stop. It is bankrupting us morally and financially.


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