Gates asks for $42 billion more

Posted: 9/27/2007 by Floyd in Labels: ,
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Gates asks for $42 billion dollars more to carry on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which brings the current total for 2008 to $189 billion give or take a few billion. $11 billion is to purchase these (MRAP)Vehicles, it is for an additional 7,000 of these vehicle's as best I can tell they are talking about the Cougar, take a look at the photo's of this war machine. From what I have read these vehicle's have some hefty armor plate and should protect the troops much, much, better than the hummers so widely used.

From what I have read this is one beautiful war machine to say the least, however the price tag is hefty it should be able to save lives of our soldiers and that is the main thing. The protection of our troops is priceless you just can't put a price on that and they did not ask to be put in the situation they are in right now, now that they are there and looks like awhile longer to say the least we owe then the protection they deserve, just think of how many lives these could have saved if we implemented this in the beginning.
As Gates made a plea for more money he also emphasized that we need a small force in Iraq indefinitely, in other words stay and stay, but maybe just maybe after this election we can start putting this screw-up behind us. A transcript that surfaced Wednesday states that; US President George W. Bush threatened nations with retaliation if they did not vote for a UN resolution backing the Iraq war, according to a transcript published Wednesday of a conversation he had with former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar. The White House did not challenge the accuracy of the transcript, with national security spokesman Gordon Johndroe declining to comment.
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2 comments:

  1. I'm confused because Bush vetoed the SCHIP and warned that spending increases, which could add up to over $200 billion over five years, would be “taking money out of the pocket” of Americans who need to “pay their mortgages or pay for their children going to college."

    Then he comes back and ask for even more for a war that he started.

  1. Floyd says:

    Exactly Larry, that is how he does business, thanks for dropping by my friend that was a great post you had over there. When it comes to doing something for the middle-class or poor people it is called deficit inflation,,,but,,if it concerns a war started on lies then it is called progress, I like you am also confused.