Remember that $82 billion emergency funding package for the war on Iraq, the war on Terror, and the continuing relief of Porkistan? Bush signed the bill authorizing the funding about two weeks ago, and already General Warbucks is asking for another fix:
The $82 billion in wartime supplemental funding that was approved by Congress still won’t be enough to pay for military operations through
Congressional aides report that the services have indicated they will need even more money — possibly even earlier — to cover rising operational and maintenance costs of the protracted war in Iraq.
The exact amount is unknown because defense and service officials have just started their review, but lawmakers expect a request for about another $50 billion, aides said.
The soaring wartime costs may raise eyebrows, but Congress will have to foot the bill unless lawmakers want to force an end to the U.S. military operation in Iraq simply by cutting off funds.