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Bush Says No To Children And Yes To War - Bin Laden Tape Shows Up Just In Time

(Guest blogged by BillW) [media id=2940] [media id=2941] Just last week Bush vetoed $35 billion for sick children, but now he needs $46 billion mo

(Guest blogged by BillW)

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Just last week Bush vetoed $35 billion for sick children, but now he needs $46 billion more for the occupation in Iraq.

"The Iraq war is now costing $330 million a day. That could pay for 1700 more border patrol agents, or provide health-care for an extra 45,000 military veterans, or the funds from just one day in Iraq would give 270,000 more kids coverage under SCHIP."

On Wed the House will have another hearing on the long-term cost of the war. The last time the figure was $1 trillion and it's a no-brainer the new figure is going to be much higher.

Jack Cafferty: "I've got a quick question Wolf. Who approves the funding for the war?

Wolf Blitzer: The United States Congress

Jack Cafferty: Oh yeah. right. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and those Democrats who were elected to do something about the war. I forgot.

Also, surprise! (not) There's a new bin Laden tape out, this time urging al Qaeda in Iraq and other insurgent groups to merge forces. His timing couldn't possibly have been any better coordinated to conveniently help boogieman Congress into getting Bush all the money he wants, could it?

John Amato: "Obey is talking tough, but until I see them do something about this---I will take it with a grain of salt."

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