In a request that will likely put the call for $33 billion in “emergency” war funds for 2010 in a new light, President Obama is now planning to request at least a $708 billion military budget for fiscal year 2011. This record amount for America’s already enormous military even surpasses the Bush Administration’s largest annual expenditures for wars.
The revelation came as part of the Obama Administration’s “Quadrennial Defense Review,” (QDR) which laid out the size of its planned military budgets and military goals through 2015.
The QDR will reportedly plan for dramatic cuts in the cost of war past fiscal year 2011, under the assumption that the Iraq War and Afghan War won’t cost nearly so much by that point.
Yet it should be noted that the Obama Administration previously laid out a plan which anticipated those savings starting in 2011, and now that it is time to actually seek the 2011 war funds it has simply been pushed back another year.
The administration maintains that the Iraq pullout is “on pace” despite having removed only a handful of troops in 2009, while officials are already suggesting that the pledge to start an Afghan pullout in 2011 is probably not sincere.
9 thoughts on “Obama to Seek $708 Billion for Wars in 2011”
Amerikkka uber alles. See you kids in the bunker!
sorry your bunker is being traded for an old car with out an engine in the new bunkers for clunkers program… we need to protect our state officials or else who would tell us who to attack?
will china comply?
$708 billion comes out to over $7,500 for every household in America. Think of the domestic programs that could be accomplished with that money. Most of it could also be reclassified as indirect aid to Israel. All I can say is we Americans are the dumbest people on earth.
How long will it be before Americans “wake up”? Will it be prior to reaching the economic poor house, the economic Aceldama? I think not. This suave, sophiscated smooth-talk’n Pecksniffian president, yo mama, Obama, is spending OPM—Americans into oblivion. This is a tragedy to behold, as the 534-hypocritical, rebarbative political popinjays bankrupt the already bankrupted nation. (Get that?) America is a place to be FROM. History will account for another lamentable experiment wherein self-inflected terminal stupidly of a puking-dog democracy leads to its own graveyard spiral. So be it. The sooner the better…
C’est la guerre.
Principaute de Monaco
Nikita Kruschev was accurate in his prediction made in the 1950's: "We don't have to worry about the United States. They will spend themselves out of existence." – smart man that Kruschev! We have a smiling idiot and moron for a President in the U.S. and an accomplished LIAR – and – a ZIONIST- Israel stranglehold on America that is destroying the United States. The American people will NEVER wake up! YES indeed, the American people are the most dumb, stupid people on the face of this green Earth – nothing but 'sheep'!
I remember him saying that and i believed it then.
Funny. Countries like Ireland or Switzerland that spend almost nothing on defense are much safer then America is.
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