Stuck in the middle between Kofi and Tweedle Dee. President Bush's recent speech brought some good news and some bad news. The good news is it appears that Bush is bucking his neo-conservative cabinet (mainly Cheney and Rumsfeld) by putting forth a UN resolution requesting aid for the current Iraq debacle. This is good for Republicans and Democrats alike. Republicans will like this because it may result in lowering the US's bottom line as far as spending on Iraq, while the Democrats can use it as ammunition in 2004.
The issue of money lost is a little more troubling to me. What confuses me is how the President cuts taxes and then asks for 87 billion, which amounts to about 5% of the total 1.7 trillion dollar 2004 budget. Is Iraq really worth 5% of your tax money? … [Third Party WatchBlog]