money & mccain for ‘more wars’

dod wants $70b more for wars
from ap: The White House will ask Congress next week for another $70 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, an amount that would help cover operational costs only until early next year when the next administration takes over… Since 2001, Congress has approved some $700 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. If Bush’s 2008 and 2009 requests are approved in their entirety, that amount would increase to roughly $876 billion.

‘straight talk’ mccain: more wars to come
from raw story: Speaking in Polk City, Florida, U.S. Senator and 2008 presidential candidate John McCain (R-AZ) pledges expansion of access to health care for soldiers injured physically and psychologically not only in the current war, but in wars he says are sure to follow. This video is from CNN Newsroom, broadcast January 27, 2008.

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