Bush wants $100 billion more for wars

In addition to the $70 billion set aside for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this fiscal year, and the $475 billion the Pentagon recieved for military operations, George Bush wants an additional $100 billion for wars. Wouldn't this constitute gross mismanagement? Wisconsin Rep. Dave Obey nails it: "Republicans have spent years handing out billions upon billions of dollars in tax cuts to millionaires while shortchanging our national priorities."

The war, originally estimated by the administration to cost between $50 and $60 billion, has already cost Americans seven times that figure, and by the end of March 2007, the pricetag will have surpassed $378 billion.

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