Bush may boost spending request for Iraq war 25 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration may increase the
amount of money it is seeking for the Iraq war for the 2008 fiscal
year that begins October 1, the White House said on Friday.
The White House outlined a request for around $147 billion for fiscal
2008 for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the administration is
reviewing those figures and is considering giving Congress an updated
“I would expect it to be higher, I can’t tell you what the number
will be,” White House spokesman Tony Fratto said.
The Washington Post has reported the administration may increase its
request by up to $50 billion, which would bring the total request to
nearly $200 billion.