Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Good Money After Bad

Look. With over 30K Iraqi KIA and over 2K GIs KIA tossing more money down the Iraq toilet doesn't sound like it is worth it. I suppose that even though it was a collosal mistake to go into Iraq, the American people will be paying for it for the forseeable generation or two or three. The ROI is simply screwy on this War on Terror - but what do you expect from a man who couldn't run a baseball team - or any other company his daddy bought for him. Why don't we tax the wealthy for it, in particular the war time industries that are profiting emensly by this war? Sounds like a good idea, no?
Q Is the White House preparing another supplemental for Iraq? We're hearing some talk on the Hill of another $80 billion to $100 billion that will be sought. Is that something --

MR. McCLELLAN: I think it's premature to get into discussing any specific numbers. There are some funds that are being provided in the current budget by Congress. We've made it very clear that we're going to make sure our troops have everything they need to succeed on the ground in Iraq -- and in Afghanistan, I might point out. And we've indicated that next year we would be coming back and -- with a supplemental and talking to members of Congress about moving forward on that supplemental. But I think it's just too early to speculate about what those numbers are.

Q Yes, but it's only about a month away when you'd be doing this, right? So you must have numbers --

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I'm not putting a time line on it. We're going to make sure that there is no disruption in the amount of resources that our troops need to succeed. But, remember, the budget that they're already moving forward on provides some funding for Iraq and for Afghanistan, and to meet our other needs in the war on terrorism.

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