Truthout - The House of Representatives agreed on Tuesday to provide $59 billion to continue financing America's two wars, but the vote showed deepening divisions and anxiety among Democrats over the course of the nearly nine-year-old conflict in Afghanistan." (New York Times, 28 2010)
We see at least five basic truths emerging from the Afiascostan situation.
One, Barack Obama baldly lied to us when he promised in his campaign that the days of funding wars via supplemental spending bills - acting as though an ongoing war were suddenly an unpredictable emergency - those days were done. Just elect me, he promised, and you'll never see that bait and switch again. We got gamed. This supplemental was voted in at his personal request.
Two, the war president and his push-button Senate and House war allies are committed to absolutely draining the American taxpayer of all lootable funds. Read more.