President Barack Obama will ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on top of a record $708 billion for the Defense Department next year, The Associated Press has learned - a request that could be an especially hard sell to some of the administration's Democratic allies.
Oh but the GOP will love it.
The military budget plus the supplement (let's ignore the other supplements) now is about equal to the $745 billion dollar stimulus after President Snowe cut it down.
But if Obama comes forth with an additional jobs package, taxing Wall Street Bonuses tax dollars created, not to mention health care reform that may actually help, y'know, Americans, they'll be hell to pay.
Completely silent in reaction to this request for more war money will be David Broder, Pete Peterson and the Pete Peterson Mighty Penis Coalition, and all manner of budget scolds.