Senior administration officials told the New York Times that the financial implications of more troops has become a volatile issue as the president works to push a costly health care plan through Congress and the government budget deficit is soaring.
Concerns over funding additional forces in Afghanistan are adding pressure to President Obama as he weighs plans to move forward in the region, the New York Times reported.
Senior administration officials told the Times that the financial implications of more troops has become a volatile issue as the president works to push a costly health care plan through Congress and the government budget deficit is soaring.
The cost estimates of adding 40,000 U.S. forces and increasing Afghan security are $40 to $54 billion a year according to officials, and even if less troops are sent, the White House formula would remain constant at about $1 million per soldier.
Military Spending Weighs on Obama's Afghan Decision - FOXNews.com
So let me see if I have this straight....Billions in bail out funds for those who demo's are now painting as 'greedy', and unworthy. More than a Trillion for a stimulus package that was really little more than a boon of pork, and a thousand pages. And now considering a 2 thousand page 'Health care' package that costs over a Trillion that is nothing but a hammer of control over peoples lives.
All the while Obama travels the globe on his never ending apology tour, bowing to emperors, and Saudi Kings, and never addressing a direct question on whether or not he thinks that the decision to use 'the bomb' in WWII, ultimately saving hundreds of thousands of lives in the long run, was a good one.
This man is feckless, and a coward in my estimation, and the world sees it. Coming up on a year, and no accomplishments, other than spending this country into a grave, and transforming America into a laughing stock while emboldening our enemies, and giving rise to one world control through the UN.
What say you Charles?
Originally Posted by Charles Krauthammer
Hear, hear Charles.
We live in sad times for this country my fellow countrymen.