WASHINGTON (CNN) – Two Democratic congressional sources confirm President Obama is submitting an $83.4 billion request for supplemental funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The request includes $75 billion for the Defense Department - the rest is non-defense money for diplomacy and assistance to areas like Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.
This will be the last supplemental request for the rest of 2009. Going forward, President Obama has pledged to include the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in his budget.
Congress should deny it, thus forcing immediate withdrawl from Iraq and Afghanistan.