War funding 2010

CounterPunch
by Jeff Lays

11/09/09

[I]t’s a matter of the Obama Administration now leading us down the path of the most expensive year in war funding since President Bush began the so-called ‘Global War on Terror’ (now morphed into the ‘Overseas Contingency Operations’ under President Obama). You read that correctly. War spending in 2010 will exceed $190 billion if indeed the Pentagon seeks — and Congress approves — $50 billion in ‘emergency’ funding. That’s more than the $179 billion spent under President Bush in 2008, the previous high water mark for war spending. War spending in 2010 will also far exceed spending in 2009 (which is about $145 billion)...

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