Additional $87 Billion Sought Two days after Congress granted the White House $87 billion for continuing operations in Iraq, the White House revealed that the money had been completely spent over the weekend. "We are, quite frankly, disappointed that the $87 billion did not last a little longer," said White House spokesman Scott McClellan. "Having said that, we are confident that the next $87 billion will be money well spent." Mr. McClellan added that the White House would seek an additional $87 billion to fund continuing operations in Iraq through next Wednesday. The White House, anticipating criticism from congressional Democrats, conceded today that Iraq was turning out to be more expensive than first estimated, but blamed the exorbitant price tag on the high cost of food service at Baghdad International Airport. "Currently, a cheese sandwich and a Pepsi at Baghdad International cost $28," Mr. McClellan said, adding that the airport's food service providers, The Halliburton Company, were working hard to bring those costsdown. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) today blasted the two-day expenditure of $87 billion, telling reporters in New Hampshire, "Given the way this has turned out, I am fairly certain that I would change my vote on the appropriations bill, if I could remember which way I voted on it." On NBC's "Meet the Press," National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice urged approval of the additional $87 billion in funding, arguing, "Not providing another $87 billion would make a mockery of the $87 billion we just spent." On other matters, Dr. Rice added that the U.S. had no intention of invading North Korea, but said that verbally threatening North Korea remained a viable and less-expensive option. Hallibarton RULES THE FREAKING WAR yeah!