Democrats to pour 83.4 billion more into Iraq & Afghanistan wars

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Nick Leeson Jr, May 5, 2009.

  1. I thought Barkey Obama was going to get the US out of the middle east??

    What about all the war protests: Intl ANswer, Not in out name, etc, I guess they aren't being funded by the DNC any longer . . . its only a just war when the democrat party is in power.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will seek passage in coming weeks of $94.2 billion in emergency money for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other programs, including $2 billion more to prepare for an influenza pandemic.

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, outlining the legislation for reporters, also said the legislation would include $2.2 billion to fund some C-17 airplanes for the Pentagon. But it will not address future purchases of a refueling tanker airplane sought by the Air Force.

    Obey said $80 million to close the U.S. prison in Guantanamo, Cuba, would not be included in the bill because no details were provided by the administration on how that move would be carried out.

    Last month, President Barack Obama asked Congress to give him $83.4 billion more to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is hoping to use the money to begin phasing out combat operations in Iraq while building up U.S. forces in Afghanistan where al Qaeda and Taliban fighters are gaining strength.

    The Pentagon wants the U.S. Congress to approve the money promptly, before a congressional recess that is scheduled to start at the end of May.
  2. The value of Obama is in not starting new wars. That US is not "off the hook" in Iraq and Afghanistan should be obvious to anyone.
  3. But the Right-wing kook jobs keep telling us that we won...Dontcha know.

  4. Lol!
  5. Eight


    Obama is Bush redux with a slant towards backing Palestinians and shunning Israel... is Liberation Theology anti semitic? After seeing that moronic pastor of BO's yelling how God hates America, maybe they are Jew hater losers, blaming their problems on Whities and especially Jews... seems to fit the scenario... Jimmy Carter was the same shit too though, probably not the theology, just more leftist shit for the well motivated people of the world to contend with...

    Let's all get out our world's tiniest violins and play some sad music for the poor widdle palestinians.... they only got nine tenths of a billion dollars in aid from Obama so far.. they immediately ordered a boatload of Iranian arms with it of course...

    Liberation Theology is a product of Jesuits, [so is the theology regarding the rapture in case anybody is concerned about that...] Jesuits have one big task they have been working on for hundreds of years, they want to move the Pope to Jerusalem and turn the whole world into a socialist commune.. I think they will succeed at that eventually actually, it won't work for them for very long but they get their day...
  6. You are truly one of the biggest idiots on ET.

    Obama spent much of his campaign promising that he would INCREASE our military presence in Afghanistan.

    You must be living in a cave.
  7. Lupus82, what about Iraq?

    The sarge worked. You've been warned.

  9. Great. Then why are the troops still there and what is the (lets call it half) $41.5B for? Plane tickets home?
  10. Republican's aka as "the party of NO" like to revise things to make the Dems look bad; facts be damned.

    Just check out Faux News to see it in action daily:
    Or head on over to

    latest entry on this website:
    Media Matters has documented numerous examples of Fox News hosts and correspondents cropping comments by progressives and Democratic political figures in a manner that misrepresents them. Media Matters writes, "While it purports to be "fair and balanced" and claims, "We report, you decide," ...Fox News has misleadingly cropped the comments of progressives such as Obama, former Vice President Al Gore, Vice President Joe Biden, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), and former President Bill Clinton. Those comments dealt with a wide range of topics, including health care, earmarks, the financial crisis, the 2008 presidential campaign, and global warming."

    or this one:
    On Saturday's Cashin' In, the lead-off discussion attacked President Obama and his health care reform (before he's even finished putting forth a policy) via the Orwellian means of accusing the Obama administration of trying to use the swine flu epidemic to promote Obama's agenda. It's a typical Fox News tactic: Rather than hold a serious debate about the economics of health care in our country, they framed the issue in such a way that the nearly all anti-Obama panel could trash his not-yet-existing plan without really discussing it. Democratic guest Julian Epstein did a fine job of exposing the BS; when he demanded the names of any Obama administration official who was using the swine flu for political purposes, nobody could provide even a single name. Throughout the segment, Epstein's opponents (virtually everyone else on the panel) seemed to think that the state of health care in this country is just fine and that since anyone can go to an emergency room for treatment, there's no health care problem."

    #10     May 5, 2009