Bush May Seek Billions for Iraq After Election

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by IJ Reilly, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
  2. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2002
    Re: Bush May Seek Billions for Iraq After Election

    I read that one of the Democrat Candidates also wanted ot send a lot more money to iraq/afghanistan


    I think it was clark who seems to be planning to send "resources" It could go either way if he was elected. But I like what geophardt (sp?) says about the U.N
  3. zimv20 macrumors 601


    Jul 18, 2002
    from the article

    the damage is already done, for those who believe it (and it seems plausible to me)

    if bush is (re?)elected, i predict a draft
  4. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    Man, where the 87 billion go?? Dang, and they can't get the power or water to stay on!
    Sheesh they could fix a lot of schools for that!
  5. IJ Reilly thread starter macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Not really. The Bush campaign can continue to talk around the issue until the request is formally submitted and debated (to the extent anything is debated anymore) in the House. Remember, a year ago the administration was treating as so much hooey the suggestion that the Iraq adventure would cost as much as $50 billion. Nobody seems to recall that evasion at all anymore.
  6. alxths macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2003
    You know what else he may do? Grow wings and fly away.. it's true, think about it.
  7. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    Bush is spending and spending, even Republican senator Mccain today said there was 11 billion in pork in that big spending bill he wants all those congressman to sign and sign they will. almost everyone of those guys is getting pork. we need a fiscal conservative in office and thats why im voting democrat this next election. George cant seem to stop it. who is watching congress? if he wants to spend another dime in Iraq he better get them to pay us back at least in oil?
  8. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    Bush's daddy was smart enough in his coalition building that we came very close to making money off the 1991 Gulf War. I don't see how it's fair, or morally acceptable, to invade a country, then demand that they pay us back for it. We need to prove to the Iraqis and the rest of the world that we are there for selfless reasons, and I see demanding payment from the conquered as not only selfish but humiliating for the defeated.

    Since so many want to make analogies to appeasement during WWII, we also need to realize that the humiliating terms handed to the Germans at the end of WWI went a long way towards bringing on WWII. Humiliating your enemy is on the Things-Not-To-Do list Sun Tzu wrote many many years ago. No, we broke it, therefore we have now bought it no matter what the cost in blood (American and Iraqi and a few other nationalities) or treasure.

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