Obama asks Congress for extra $83.4 bln for military

Obama asks Congress for extra $83.4 bln for military

Thu Apr 9, 2009 6:45pm EDT

WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama asked the U.S. Congress for an additional $83.4 billion to fund the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan on Thursday, saying the security situation along the Afghan-Pakistan frontier was urgent.

“The Taliban is resurgent and al Qaeda threatens America from its safe haven along the Afghan-Pakistan border,” Obama said in a letter to Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House of Representatives, that was released by the White House.

Obama said 95 percent of the $83.4 billion in supplemental funds he was requesting would go to support U.S. military operations in Iraq and the U.S. effort to disrupt and defeat al Qaeda.

It boggles my mind that this guy gives away trillions of taxpayers money, and has the gaul to come asking for more, to fight unjust bullshit wars, to fight the fictitious Al Queda.  This guy needs to give his head a shake.

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