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In their effort to pressure Congress, the administration is planting stories. Stars and Stripes runs a story showing the DoD is willing to terrorize the troops:

The Air Force said Wednesday [04/18/07] that it might not be able to pay its airmen in the coming months if the Pentagon is forced to shift some $800 million to the Army to fund the war in Iraq.

They are talking about shift a total of $1.6 billion to cover about two months in Iraq. If you assume that the Army is kicking in another $1.6 billion from its budget, it looks like they can operate in Iraq for under $2 billion a month, but they have asked for over $8 billion a month in funding. What in hell is going on? What are the real numbers? Where is all this money going?


1 oldwhitelady { 04.26.07 at 8:36 pm }

What in hell is going on? What are the real numbers? Where is all this money going? If we could just find who has the answers!

2 Bryan { 04.26.07 at 9:10 pm }

Defense Department’s budget numbers haven’t made sense since Bush came in. They get all of the money they request, occasionally more, but they never seem to have any money. What’s going on?

3 cookiejill { 04.26.07 at 10:46 pm }

It’s going to contractors.

4 Bryan { 04.26.07 at 11:12 pm }

Or it’s going to some type of “black ops” program that have never been reported on or acknowledged. For years the numbers haven’t added up. The purchase of body and vehicle armor is funded, but it never shows up; funding for the operations of military bases is authorized and bases can’t pay their bills. Where is the money, and why authorize more until we find out.