Monday, February 1, 2010
President Obam's Budget Proposes Massive Increase in War Funding
It is good to see our man coming to grips with reality.
From NewsBusters: "Despite his campaign pledges to the contrary, Obama's new budget calls for expenditures associated with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to increase to levels only ten percent below the average of former President George W. Bush's last two years in office.
"Given the media's anti-war predilections, it's going to be fascinating to see how the following numbers revealed by Politico a few hours ago will be reported in the coming days:
"This budget proposal comes just five days after Obama blamed current and future budget deficits on his predecessor "not paying for two wars."
"With this in mind, and given how the media loved to ridicule Bush for what they felt was unnecessary military spending, it's going to be fascinating to see how they react to Monday's announcement."
In 2011 alone, the revised numbers are triple what the president included in his spending plan a year ago. [...]
The president's 2010 defense budget a year ago requested $130 billion for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and just $50 billion in 2011. The new budget ramps up 2010 spending to $163 billion and for 2011 requests $159 billion in overseas contingency funds for the military.